Crazy For Crust has organized a #Bloggers for Sandy Hook posting for today, Friday, December 21, 2012, to honor the victims, families, and community of Newtown.
Baking cookies and crafting for Sandy Hook will be one way we can show support in the aftermath of this unimaginable event.
Snowflakes For Sandy Hook
This was on our local news yesterday and there are bloggers also organizing #snowflakes4sandyhook. Below is the information:
You can also help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to:
60 Connolly Parkway,
Building 12, Suite 103,
Hamden, CT 06514
The boys and I will be cutting out snowflakes this weekend. I know this is one craft they love doing. I think it's because they can make a mess letting the paper just fall to the floor when cutting out the snowflakes.
Yesterday, we made these marshmallow treats for this post. It's a very simple process to make these especially with the kids.
All you need is medium size marshmallows, mini candy canes, holiday sprinkles, chocolate chips for melting.
YUM! was the review for this fun marshmallow treat.
- Chop a couple of candy canes while still in the wrapper. Remove the wrapper & put the chopped peppermint in a small dish and set aside.
- If you are using holiday sprinkles add them to a dish and set aside.
- We melted chocolate chips and dipped the marshmallows half-way in the chocolate.
- Then we dipped them into chopped peppermint and holiday sprinkles. Place the marshmallows on wax paper to cool until the chocolate sets.
- Add a candy cane to the center of the marshmallow. I first cut a little off the bottom of the candy cane wrapper, leaving the top of the candy cane covered. Then gently push the bottom of the candy cane into the center of the marshmallow.
Something people always think about in times like this is how they can help monetarily. After some searching, we found the Newtown Youth and Family Services website. According to their website, Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a “licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.” All donations made to them are going to go back to those affected by the school shooting. You can find their website HERE.