|Photo by Sam|
A couple of years ago, my younger daughter sent me links to some felt projects she thought her kids would enjoy as a group gift. I looked at them, saved them and ended up choosing one idea -- some felt play mats -- to make for gifts that Christmas.Another of the ideas was for felt s'mores and even a campfire! Although I put that idea on the back burner, it started simmering again in time for spring birthdays this year. I made the campfire for one child and the s'mores for his sister. It looks as if the Nevada grandkids (the ones whose mom sent me the ideas originally) will be recipients of the same gift projects this Christmas.
Although I got some (blurry) pictures of the marshmallows, the roasting sticks, and the s'mores, I didn't do as well getting a picture of the campfire itself. Finally, months after the fact, I asked if my local grandkids would set up the campfire and take some pictures for me. Did they ever!
I took the next 3 pictures:
|Graham cracker, melted marshmallow and chocolate square|
|This shows the graham crackers, chocolate and melted marshmallow|
|This gives you a good look at the sticks as well as the marshmallows and how they are crafted to fit together well.|
All of the photos below are by Sam:
|The kids set up the campfire surrounded by stuffed animals who are toasting marshmallows.|
|This little guy looks so at home!|
|This shows the drawback of using chenille stems -- maybe a little too much bendability.|
|But, on the upside, they do look like real sticks.|
|Just like around a real campfire, some are toasting marshmallows ...|
|And some are munching s'mores. Others are just waiting their turn!|
|A snail and turtle share a s'more|
|A Dalmatian munches a s'more|