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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fire Truck Cookies

October is National Fire Prevention month, so we decided to learn about fire safety, fire fighters, and all the extras that go along with it! For our yummy craft, we made fire engine cookies.Here's what you need:
  • graham crackers
  • red icing (or white icing and red food coloring. Gel works best for the red color, otherwise it ends up looking somewhat pink)
  • mini oreos
  • pretzel sticks
  • gum drops or mini marshmallows
Step 1: Spread icing all over a graham cracker.

Step 2: Using 2 whole and 2 broken pretzels, make a ladder.
Step 3: Using oreos, add wheels
Step 4: Add marshmallow or gum drop for siren
Step 5: If you want, break up a graham cracker to make a window for the front of the truck.
Get creative...you can even use Pull-N-Peel Twizzlers for the hose. My daughter wanted a firefighter and all I had were some Teddy Grahams. He worked well...we just stuck a little icing on him and "glued" him in the window.

It was a little tricky for my 20 month old, but it was fun nonetheless. And yes, I had a very hard time getting the icing off her face, due to my overuse of red gel. FYI- a little goes a long way. Ooops.


Plowmanators said...

Those look awesome! And McKenna has those jammies!

Raegan said...

It was so much fun! Have you noticed my girls do a lot of messy stuff in their jammies? It's because EVERYTHING seems to come out of the jammies. Marker, paint, food, food coloring, etc etc. Nothing seems to stain those fuzzy Carter's PJs.
No, we don't traipse around the house in our jammies all day, though it's tempting. :)

Plowmanators said...

I am going to have to remember that. Excellent idea :)


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