Thursday, May 25, 2017

Monthly Crafting Book Club: A Camping Spree with Mr.Magee

             Hey folks! Who's ready for another round of Monthly Crafting Book Club?! Instead of a particular book or series, this month's theme is camping. I'm a walking contradiction and in some areas of my life, I really, really, need help in the organization/having-my-crap-together department. In other areas, I'm really on the ball. Having a game plan for the types of books I want to look for at the library is one of the random things I actually have a list ready for beforehand. With that being said, A Camping Spree with Mr.Magee is the only camping book I came across in my quick search through the Vacations and Summer Activities bins. But, it actually turned out to be really cute and was well-suited for Myka.

             The story takes us on a camping trip with Mr.Magee and his little dog, Dee, that ends up not going quite as planned! Complete with a bear who can't see very well and has a sweet tooth, you, your kids, or both of you are sure to get a giggle out of this book. I enjoyed the rhythm and rhyme to this story as well. And, it wasn't too long or wordy for Myka and she seemed to enjoy it as well...Especially since we are planning on going camping as a family for the first time this year and she's very excited about it!

 Indoor camping. Good time. ;)

             Since marshmallows are a big part of our book and the fact that it's just not camping without a campfire, I thought it would be fun to make an edible "craft" this month! This would be great for camping (of course), a backyard firepit, when your kids have friends over, or, like we did, when it's too crummy to do any of that fun stuff outside, so you pretend camp indoors! Plus, if you added some graham crackers in for some "sticks" or something, you would have everything you need to make smores!
             I hope you enjoy this. Let me know what you think in the comments. :)
             P.s. Not responsible for sugar comas. ;)

Recommended for: Kids of all ages!

What You'll Need:

-a plate
-cow tales
-Reese's pieces
-Kit-Kat bars
-chocolate bars

*Make a teepee out of some Kit-Kat bars.

*Make a “fire ring” out of your chocolate bars.

*Carefully disperse your Reese's pieces as “fire”.

*Push some marshmallows onto your “roasting sticks” (aka cow tales).

*Enjoy your treats!

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  1. What a fun idea and that's one camping book I've never seen! I'll have to check it out!

  2. That edible campfire looks fun!

  3. Oh I love this idea! Who doesn't like sweety campfire! :) Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  4. These are absolutely adorable, and delicious looking! I think this would be so much fun to do with Girl Guides too. And any sleepover.

    Thanks for participating in the Monthly Crafting Book Club this month!