On most Fridays, Lucie and I pick Ella up from school, and we head into town to do something fun together. Most of the time, we head to a cute little courtyard with a fountain where we have a little picnic on the bench. Then afterwards, we share a frozen yogurt or play at the nearby toy store.
Lucie's favorite birthday gift was the "cooking book," I decided that we should actually use the book. I chose an easy recipe for "Sparkly Wands" and modified it to use items we already had stocked in our kitchen. Since I didn't actually have to go buy anything for it, I looked at it as a Free Fun Friday. Plus, it's so easy a three year old can do it. Such a simple way to spend a half an hour with my girls, yet it brought so much joy to them. Why not embrace those simple moments of fun?
Wanna know how we made our wands? Here you go...
- mini pretzel sticks
- Wilton white candy melts
- sprinkles and colored sugars
- waxed paper or parchment paper
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