So far so good - the girls love looking for the numbers, popping open the window and extracting the little chocolate figurines.
(FYI: to illustrate that we're not all fallible; the first window we opened the girls and I all let out a collective sad-sigh as we thought the chocolates had melted in the boot of the car... the girls decided to eat them anyway, and it was only as I was trying to extract what looked like a flat-choc-mess, that the real little figurine popped out of the plastic mould hiding underneath and we all went "ah!"... live and learn, right?)
Anyway - it was a day or two later in one of those weird moments that I seem to have a lot of, that I looked at the little mould and said "this would be good for something crafty" - and it was... only thing is I'm getting impatient for Christmas to come around so that I can get the plastic moulds out of their festive wrapper and put my idea into real use.
I discovered that chocolate advent calendars make great plasticine moulds!
- Buy a chocolate advent calendar (you could probably get one cheap mow that the countdown has already begun),
- Open the windows and eat the chocolate,
- Roll a little ball of plasticine and gently push it into the mould,
- Voila - you have a little star / angel / tree!
I never thought I would be so excited about my girls eating lots of chocolate, but I really want that tray emptied out so we can get crafty! I'm already thinking of what other things I could pour into in... water to make festive ice cubes... hhhmmmm?
Have fun lovelies,