Saturday, March 13, 2010
Easter is on the way, almost here, right around
the bend and I would love to tell you its meaning.
Really, I would. I was raised Roman Catholic and
my Grandparents were founding members of our Church
and not only that my Grandmother taught there, I went
to the school there and it was a huge part of my life.
The meaning of Easter is a beautiful one and something
each person needs to discover in his or her own way. It
is not something you come to a blog like mine where you
normally come for product reviews and light hearted banter
and just plain help and friendship. Here we try to keep things
simple and Easter is not a simple subject unless you break
it down to how the kids see it. Yeah, they know the
story's I know. We all teach our children the meaning of
Christmas and Easter is not just about presents and candy
but come on, kids are kids and they look forward to that
part and you can't take away some of the few simple joys
kids today get. So lets not talk about the real meaning lets
talk about kids and candy instead and something you
guys can all do together! This year when you are making
your eggs make some candy too! Not just any old candy
but a favorite candy of kids everywhere. Something so
recognizable even little toddlers can be seen standing next
to their Moms and Dads and pleading, " Mom, Dad,
Can I have a piece of Bubble gum?" So this year with
your colored eggs make some brightly colored bubble gum too!
all over. Loads of my readers all wondering how in the
world can they make bubble gum. Isn't that a difficult thing
to make? This isn't like making a Chocolate Bunnie where
you just melt it down and pout it in a mold, this is Bubble
gum. Is it even do-able? Well guess what it is do-able and it
is also easy as pie too! Don't fill your kids up on
colored eggs, fill them up with Glee! Glee Gum that is!
sell kits so you can make home-maid candy and bubble
gum with your kids. Think it might take forever and be
really time consuming? Boy are you wrong just like I
was, it can be done in minutes and it is a lot of fun!
Want more? Sure thing folks! Not only can it be a lot
of fun it can be really educational too! On the site they
have a whole educational guide so not only are the kits
great for home and some time with the kids with a
totally new kind of craft project they would be awesome
in day cares and schools and Brownies and Girl scouts,
as well as Cub scouts and Boy scouts! They can learn
all about Gum, where it came from and how it is
processed into the stuff we chomp on today. They also
have kits for Gummie Candy and Chocolate or you can
just buy some of their all Natural Gum and profess you
did it your self just like I did in a fishing contest once.
The guys went one way and us gals another, whom ever
had the bigger trout by the end of the day had to cook,
clean and do the dishes and lucky for us ladies I knew
a local place that all you needed to do was toss in your
pole and then some pellets and you had a huge fish right
on your hook where you paid by the pound. WE won.
Not I don't recommend telling that kind of fib to your
kids but they do sell the gum and hubby is an okay target!
Gum here with the
kit and it was easy as pie and was Yummy to boot. We
had a blast and now that Andrew is getting older and older
and I really wish he would stop that but since he isn't now
that he is getting up there it is getting harder to get him
to do stuff with me and this one he loved! The only thing
I was sad about is though Rowan thinks she is all big she
is just a little too little for Bubble Gum but now that I know
where to find them I can try again later with her. Or, hum,
chocolate might be fun to do with her and I know Andrew
would be in! With the Gum it really didn't take long at
all for everything you need is in the kit. You just mix and
toss in the microwave and then shape how you want. You
can add colors or leave plane or flavors as well. Get a
little bit of imagination and just have a blast. No matter
what you decided it is going to taste good for the gum as
is tastes great and since we didn't have the colors and limited
flavors we went with that. Andrew did roll his into chicklet
size pieces though for he was determined to do that and
to keep it from sticking we used some powdered sugar and
Yummy, almost drooled a little there. It turned out great!
Glee Gum also has some really cool stuff to check out
on the web site too! You and your kids have got to
check out from Tree to Glee for that was totally interesting
and being a huge discovery channel family we all read
that, even John who only shook his head and left the
room when we announced we were making gum had to
come in for the Tree to Glee page. Really really neat!
They also have a lot of fun facts that your kids will
love to spring on their friends next time they share
a piece of their home maid gum! Just silly things like:
Humans are the only animals on earth that chew gum.
If you give a monkey a piece he will chew it for a
couple of minutes, then he will take it out and stick
it to his hair. Ha ha! Now my son must have been
born part Monkey for I have yanked a few pieces out
of his hair, just last............... ah never mind!
Next time your kids are bored and you want to find something
the whole family can do make some Gum, or Chocolate or
even some Gummy Candy and watch them light up in smiles!
Glee Gum is going to let on of my readers test out making
their own gum too! To enter just head over to the site and
take a look around and then come back here and post what
you have learned in a comment. The contest will start tonight
and run to Midnight on May 7th.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
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