Last night was our December Cloverbud meeting for 4 H. I did it early on the month because we missed November and before it got too crazy because of the holidays. The children wanted to have a pizza party, so we used some of club money to buy pizzas and some of the parents brought some snacks. We had a great turnout with 12 4 Hers (ages 5-10) and 5 younger siblings. For our community service project, we made decorations to take to the nursing home.
In addition to markers, we got really brave and got out some glue and glitter to sprinkle on (even after vacuuming you could still see some sparkles in the carpet.)
Then, we did two edible craft projects. We made and decorated trees using: ice cream cones, frosting, M&M's, Andie's crushed mints, and red licorice.
The trees didn't last very long because they were eaten as soon as they were completed. After that, we made Snowman Soup. We mixed 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 cups dry milk, and 1 cup cocoa into a bowl. Then, each child got 1/4 cup of mix, 5 marshmallow, 2 Hershey Kisses, and a small peppermint candy cane to put into a Ziplock bag. I found these cute tags to go along with it. My children drunk theirs after lunch today and said it was delicious. It would also make a great inexpensive gift along with a snowman mug.