My niece Samantha just turned 7, and part of her gift was something she’s been begging for…a sleepover at Auntie Shawn’s! I knew she’d want to do some sort of decorating project, but we only had an hour or two for fun before bedtime. We’ve done cookies and cupcakes so many times in the last few years that I decided to introduce her to something new – candy making!
First up, pretzel pops. After melting the candy in the microwave, I showed Samantha how to fill the mold, add the pretzel and coat the back. She had fun adding sprinkles, both on the back of the pops and in the mold itself. She said more than once, “I can’t believe I’m really making candy by myself!”
Next, while the pops were chilling, we dipped vanilla wafer cookies. They were the perfect size for her little hands, and she had a ball trying to do multiple colors and arrange the sprinkles on top.
Our sleepover was a lot of fun, and she’s been telling everyone that she knows how to make candy. I love that such a quick and easy project gave us both memories to cherish. What’s your favorite project to do with children? I’d love to know how you are making memories with Wilton!