Am I the only one who finds building with marshmallows kind of grossly sticky? I mean, don't get me wrong, I love sneaking them as I build - but I find the stickiness soooo distracting. And kinda yucky. So I was super excited when I saw The Artful Parent's post on Grape + Toothpick Sculptures - brilliant solution! And bonus - I didn't care how many my kid ate as we went. We've had lots of fun building with grapes, but I thought I'd put our own spin on it and build with apples in honor of fall!
The set up is much as you'd expect. Cut apples into small pieces. Provide flat toothpicks (those pointed toothpicks are SO sharp!!!). Build whatever your heart desires!
You're never too old for this one - so my husband and I joined in on the building fun. I built an apple house. I'm seriously proud of it (Yep, totally dorky. But come on - it's super cool!!!).
My husband built a helicopter and landing pad.
S built a machine.
Another shot of my apple house, hahaha.
Then I felt like my house was kind of lonely. So I built an apple man to live there.
S loooooves to draw intricate machines on paper. She had SO much fun creating one with apples.
She spent about an hour building and creating. And snacking. Of course.
Follow along with Fun at Home with Kids on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Subscribe by Email or Bloglovin'!
All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.