As we approach Easter Sunday, I thought we should celebrate the resurrection of our Savior by making Rice Krispie-shaped Easter eggs.
I kid, I kid.
We all know rice krispie treats were not at the empty tomb.
Anyway, I thought a little Easter fun this morning would be great and considering my kids love marshmallows, love Rice Krispies, and love group projects we would have a swell ole time.
Things were going great…after I explained what a Rice Krispy treat actually is because both children looked confused when I introduced the project….as we set off on this culinary adventure. We counted marshmallows, poured cups of cereal,and watched Mommy slave over a hot pot of butter and white goo.
See what happy campers I had?Then it was time to actually form the sticky mixture into egg shaped treats. I made the mistake of saying, “It’s kind-of like warm play-doh.” This was the statement that completely derailed our project time.
Isaac stated he would just rather play play-doh and Evelyn piped in that she wanted to play play-doh. All interest in the rice krispy treats was gone. In fact, no one even wanted to sample the gooey mess.
Since it was only 8:45am (notice children are still pajama-clad in the above picture), I decided not to press the issue. Truth be known, I detest rice krispy treats so I was not too excited about this little Easter project my own self. I told the kids once they cleaned up their areas, they were free to pull out the play-doh (such a great toy…such a horrible mess. That is another post all in itself). I smooshed the gooey mess into a cake pan and cleaned up my own area, making a mental note that rice krispy treats are not a preferred activity here at casa de phillips.
The highlight of the morning? When Mommy allowed the children to use the camera.
Here are the photos:
As for the rice krispy treats, no one has yet to be interested in them. They currently sit on a paper plate in the middle of my kitchen table.
Tomorrow we are having new kitchen counter tops installed. Think I can get a 10% discount if I offer up some yummy cereal treats to the crew?
(Want to attempt this project with your own kids? Check it out here)