Last year, I didn't feel like doing anything for St. Patricks day. I thought "Why don't we just wear green so we don't get pinched and that will be that". The kids didn't like that plan. So, we came up with some last minute activities to be festive.
Last year, I posted about the rainbows in a cup we made with vanilla pudding.
But I didn't post about the Leprechaun hats we made. Since it was very last minute, we just used what we had around the house, and we happened to have some mini nilla wafers, mini marshmallows, mini m&ms, and white chocolate chips.
We melted the white chocolate chips and added green food coloring. Green candy melts would've worked better, but we didn't have any. We dipped the mini nilla wafers and the mini marshmallows then put the one on top of the other and put them on a cooling rack to dry. I thought a cooling rack would be good because the extra chocolate would drip off and wouldn't pool at the bottom of the cookie. It didn't really work that way. It mostly just molded itself to the cooling rack and then we had very odd bottoms to our hats, but oh well. Then, using some bagged cookie icing from the store, we drew a band around the hat and added a yellow mini m&m.
|Silly boy. You can also see the leprechaun "kiss"|
that somehow appeared on his face during the night.
|Please try to ignore the filthiness of the kitchen behind her.|
Sometimes doing things with kids is more important than a clean kitchen, right?