Christmas Sled

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graham-cracker-sled-candy-canesIngredients:

2 graham crackers
2 Tbs. white cake frosting
2 full-sized candy canes
   (edible candy canes or craft
    candy canes)
1 plastic knife
   (or toothpick for older children)


Directions:

  1. Break the graham crackers into eight individual panels. Cut three of the panels in half, but not equally. Divide it just under half for one piece and just over half for the other piece. Children can try breaking these apart, or the parent can take a finely serrated and saw the panels into the smaller pieces for the children. Set aside.

  2. With a plastic knife or a toothpick, spread frosting on one candy cane so the frosting is beneath the crook and extends to the end of the straight edge of the candy cane. There should be enough frosting on the candy cane to stick to the graham crackers.

  3. Place one graham cracker panel at the straight end of the candy cane. The crook of the candy cane should point directly up.

  4. With a plastic knife or a toothpick, spread frosting on the other candy cane so the frosting is beneath the crook and extends to the end of the straight edge of the candy cane.

  5. Place the candy cane beneath the first graham cracker panel so both candy canes point up. Before the candy canes can slide down, place three additional graham cracker panels on the straight side of the candy canes so you have a total of four panels on your sled. Adjust the candy canes so their crooks are upright and their straight edges look like sled runners.

  6. Add additional frosting to each end of the almost-halved panels that you made in step one. Place the three almost-halved panels in the crook of the candy canes so the first one touches the final graham cracker panel and the last one is the final curve of the toboggan sled.

  7. (optional) Children can decorate these sleds with more frosting, pieces of candy or Christmas decorations, such as a snowman.

Copyright © 2011 by Focus on the Family. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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