I am so excited to have a guest for this weeks Summer Camp! Amy is a fun mom of 4 who has been blogging since 2008! I showed a preview of this post to my kids and they both said, “Fun! Let’s do that!!”
Hi there Gunny Sack readers! My name is Amy and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs (pronounced Aim-er-oo-knee).
I love being a mom and I love creating things and I love that creating things makes me a better mom.
I love making things for my home and my family:
|Happy Birthday Banner|
|Make your own Word Art|
And every Monday I share my Monday is “Mom”-day posts where I talk about the ups and downs of raising 4 children.
I hope you’ll take a minute to stop over and introduce yourself!
When Tonia asked me to guest post over here during her Summer Camp series, I was thrilled. While this isn’t the type of thing I normally do with my kids, I was excited for the chance to try something new. As I thought about what kinds of things we could do for our summer camp day, I thought about some of the things that have been on my “to make” list for a while. Marshmallow shooters were right up there at the top- so our Marshmallow Day was born:
Our Summer Camp Marshmallow Day
We started off the day at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. They have a large lot and an unfinished back yard, where stray marshmallows wouldn’t cause problems. 🙂 They had a blast shooting their marshmallows off the deck.
Even my 2 year old was able to launch her marshmallows! They all thought it was awesome.
And, of course, the boys had to try shooting at each other! Luckily they weren’t very good shots and no one even got hit. 😉
Then we came home and got ready to make our Marshmallow Monsters. I started “collecting” different kinds of marshmallows a couple of weeks ago and stockpiled quite a few different kinds. We had flat ones, chocolate ones, Cars 2 shaped ones and of course the Gigantic Roasting ones! We took the great big ones and turned them into monsters.
I colored some canned frosting different colors and we got to work making our scary creatures. I had mini M&M’s, colored sugars, nonpareils, jimmies, pretzels and chow mein noodles on hand for the kiddos to use. If I had to do it over again, I would probably do more shopping around for candies to use and leave out the sugar and nonpareils- they made a HUGE mess!
|Our Monsters. Note the mess on the plates. 😉|
|My 10 y.o.’s Monster Village, complete with angry police officer.|
The kids spent over an hour working on their creations. I had so much fun listening to the stories they told about their monsters, what they were thinking and who they were. And the kids had a blast just letting their creativity run. This activity would probably be awesome around Halloween too!
Thanks, Tonia for the opportunity to guest post, and for the motivation to create a wonderful day with my children.
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