If I were a spider I would live in my bedroom. I am going to let you in on one of my dirty little secrets. Because of the way I have arranged my room, on one side if my bed there is only about two feet from the bed to the wall. I reached down there a couple nights ago to get a book that fell and holy crap! Talk about DUST. And spider webs. My room is the messiest room in my house. I liken it to how as moms we spend so much time helping others we don’t take time for ourselves. I take care of the rest of the house and everyone else’s rooms, that I sometime neglect MY space. Well, I am going to try to change that because it is SPIDER season and I don’t want them taking up residence in there. And since it is spider season, it got me thinking about Halloween. I am going to admit that I am a total humbug when it comes to this holiday.But my kids LOVE it. So I started to think about something fun I could do that was spider-ish. This is what I came up with.
Here is my chocolate guy. Isn’t he cute too? I was going to make cake mix cookies for the body but realized that it was a brownie mix in the pantry and not a cake mix. Since it is Labor Day, I was not about to drag my behind to the store and wait in the long lines of people buying last minute BBQ stuff. I just made the brownie mix as it said on the box and baked them in muffin pans. I am glad it worked out this way. The legs are pretzels covered in chocolate. I just melted some chocolate chips in the microwave for about 30 seconds. The melted chocolate also worked as the glue.
I love taking treats to my neighbors and friends. I was thinking about this as I was making these spiders and realized they are too big to take. Only one or two would fit well on a plate. Then it hit me. My kids had fun with these, I bet my friend’s kids would like to make them too. You can make spider kits. Put one on the plate as an example and baggie with the things they need to make some of their own! This way they have a fun activity AND a treat to eat.
Now that my kitchen is cleaned up from this, I think I will go vacuum my room!!!
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