Muffin Tin Monday: The Circus

31 Aug

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

This week’s theme for Muffin Tin Monday was the circus, and the kids and I tried to recreate the excitement of three rings and a trapeze!


We used marshmallows to hold pretzel rods up (which worked, but not well!), making the poles for the trapeze.  Red licorice whips were the trapeze ropes and – though you can’t see it well in this photo – there’s a Teddy Graham attached to the trapeze rope (held on by a dollop of peanut butter!).  The “rings” are made from fruit-by-the-foot candy, one ring has peanuts and the other two rings have fearsome animals (lion and tiger animal crackers) performing tricks on barrels (more marshmallows).  The audience members – more Teddy Grahams – were amazed.


I’d planned to help each of my kids make their own Muffin Tin Circus, but they had fun both helping with the first one – and then they were dying to eat the candy treats! So they shared the tin. We talked about the circus and decided that the pink marshmallows would make great clown noses!


This was a fun theme that really took playing with your food to all new, death-defying heights!

For more circus treats, head over to Her Cup Overfloweth!

16 Responses to “Muffin Tin Monday: The Circus”

  1. Christina August 31, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Oh my goodness, that is over the top incredible! Great job!!

  2. Jill August 31, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Oh, this is TOO cute! I would be thrilled to get a tray like this!! And, the kids look so happy. :)

    I had stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and had never been able to find it again. I’m so happy I did today; I’m bookmarking it. :) I really enjoy reading it!

  3. Angie August 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I like trapeze!

  4. branflakes August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    that trapeze is AWESOME!!! Great idea!

  5. Monica August 31, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    Love the trapeze. Like how they helped make it also. They have creative minds!

  6. Saille August 31, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious. I love it!

  7. Sara August 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm #


  8. Michelle August 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    I love the trapeze…so creative!

  9. Susana August 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    This is awesome!! So glad you fixed the link–couldn’t miss sharing this one!! LOVE IT!

  10. Sherry August 31, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    that is soo creative and your kiddos look like they are havig a BLAST!

  11. The Activity Mom August 31, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    Wow! That’s awesome!

  12. Nadia September 1, 2009 at 3:47 am #

    woah you are so incredilbly creative!!! everything here is perfect

  13. Mommyof2Girlz September 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    Great tin! I love the trapeze and clown noses…lol

  14. Steph September 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    How cute is that!!

  15. Andrea September 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    I LOVE this! You guys did a great job, and SO fun! I’m sure your kids will plan on doing this theme again, just for the fun of it all!

  16. jo September 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    hahaha what a fun tin, the kids look like they loved it!

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