Sunday, November 27, 2011

Local Events

Each year we work at the Pratt Museum's Stocking Stuffer. There is no stocking and nothing gets stuffed that is just a name. It is crafts for kids and the making of a gingerbread house out of graham crackers and candy. Above is the chief glue (frosting maker) in the museum's kitchen.

 Bob's job each year is to keep the candy bowls filled.
Coffee, punch and cookies for anyone. Parents and grandparents come to this.
 I was given a craft table again this year. It was wreath making out of a sheet of paper. I just show the kids how to do it and they make it themselves. 

This craft I used one year for my cards. It's using chalk to make the northern lights. Anyone interested I can tell you how to do that it's quite clever. We are a very small town but this year attendance was at 250 and down by about 100 and by 200 from 09. It is a free event by the way and also Santa is out in the homestead cabin. It was too cold to go out there maybe that is why attendance is down.


Kath said...

I have been wondering what is a graham cracker, is it sweet or savoury?
When Lewis was little we used to buy a kit, which had house sections made of gingerbread and we would supply the icing and sweeties. A lot got eaten during the process of course :-D

Eileensews said...

I would love to know how you do the Northern Lights with chalk. Thanks!

MJ said...

I remember making those wreaths every year with my kindergarten students--they loved doing them and their parents loved the finished product. As for the graham cracker houses, we did those in Girl Scouts one year--unfortunately they didn't turn out quite as well as the frosting we used didn't really have time to set before our time was up and since we met at the school we couldn't leave them there to set, so we ended up using the hot glue gun--although we used the cool glue gun with the girls and we (the leaders) did the glueing for them--did stress to the girls that they were not to be eaten since we had to glue them.

E said...

What fun and you look so festive in that great outfit ! E in TN

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gloW said...

It looks like everyone is having lots of fun. And yes, please share your craft with the chalk to make the Northern Lights.
By the way....after being absent for a year, I have changed my blog name from WingDings to SunnyGlo.

My Vintage Mending said...

Your boots are much fun this must be! So glad to see how much fun you all had...smiles..Renee

Creative Breathing said...

Nan, What a beautiful picture you make in your red plaid skirt! I wanted to let you know your tags arrived, and I will be adding them to my tag post tomorrow.
Oh Nan! You absolutely outdid yourself! The use of waffle cardboard is inspired! So many details, they are absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much for the pixie! I have always admired them. OMGoodness the tiny details are just amazing!
Have a wonderful Christmas Nan! Elizabeth

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

That pink cardigan is adorable! =)

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

That pink cardigan is adorable! =)

Diane Mars said...

What a fun day, this saturday we get attend breakfast with Santa! I can't wait! you must share your nite light with us all one day soon! Hugs, Diane

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