Here is a cute project I did with the kids after school in honor of OREO's special day. A "project" is the perfect excuse to use when mama needs some sugar.
Since yet another snowstorm is on its way, I went with building "Oreo Penguins".
Do you want to make some? You will need:
*Mini Chocolate Chips
*Various cookie decorations (Candy Corn make great beaks and feet!)
*Clean Hands (It's flu season, kids!)
1. Pass out Oreos (3 each). I started out by telling my kids one of my favorite sayings: "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit!" -that means if you break your Oreo, you CAN'T take your sibling's cookie out of anger. (I'm talking to you, 18-year old..)
2. Carefully break the cookie open and slide the top up about halfway. Press softly.
3. Open another cookie. Take the half that doesn't have a lot of filling and break that in half. These will be your wings. With right sides up, flip both halves so the broken parts face the outside and attach to the belly of your penguin. (right under the head.)
4. Use the filling from second cookie as your "glue." Take pieces of filling and use it to attach the penguin's eyes (chocolate chips). Then attach the beak and feet. Like I said, Candy Corn works great for this. We didn't have any, so we just used candy dots and candy hearts. Use whatever you have on hand..
5. When I showed the kids my penguin, the youngest said it looked like an owl :( Yep, save the kindness for someone else.
After that, we made another and purposely made it into an owl.
THAT turned into a flock of little birds..
Then, because it is MY family, the kids veered off-course into "one-upping" each other and created a few more species from the Animal Kingdom.
It wasn't EXACTLY my plan. It never is. But I loved every second of having the kids together. I loved it SO much, I even shared the cookies with the kids. Okay, I shared the penguin with the kids.
That friends, WAS my plan :)
Thanks to Nabisco, for a fun Tuesday afternoon.
I hope you enjoyed a sweet Tuesday! :)