Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making Princess Wands

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This week our book basket is filled with books about princesses, but not your typical princess. You won't find Cinderella, Belle or Arial in there. Not that there's anything wrong with those lovely ladies, but we tend to read about them a lot. No, we needed to branch out a bit with our princesses, so our books are all about your not-so-very-ordinary princesses. Those gals with spunk who don't mind getting a bit dirty. While searching for all those fun books (which I will share in a later post), we ran across this book, A Princess Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids by Sarah L. Schuette. The recipes are easy, written in a step-by-step fashion with pictures of every step.  There is no actual cooking involved, just assembling and my 4-year-old had no problem completing an entire recipe herself. As you can see above, Lizzie decided to make Magic Wands.

All you need are large pretzel rods, pre-made frosting and colored-sugar sprinkles. She carefully spread the icing on the ends of her wand. 

Then came the sprinkles.... lots and lots of sprinkles! All in all, this was a very satisfying project. We made a yummy snack and Lizzie had the satisfaction of "cooking" something all by herself. AJ did join in with lots of Mommy help, but she wasn't nearly as interested in the project. Licking the frosting off the pretzel was much more her style!

Yummy, yummy!


  1. I love these, I definitely plan on doing this!

  2. You should read "The Paper Bag Princess" It is a wonderful book and one of my class favorites!


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