Muffin Tin Monday: The Circus
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!
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