Book Advent: Day 17 {Polar Express Candy Trains!}

Happy weekend, my friends!


It's going to be an insane day of last-minute shopping, wrapping, and baking!  But it's all part of the magic, right?!  The countdown is on--one more week until Christmas!  The beautiful part about our Christmas book advent is that we are creating new family traditions.  I know for a fact that we will keep adding to our "Gingerbread Man" day each Christmas.  And I believe this book will continue making a special appearance also:
I don't know if there is any book more magical than The Polar Express.  My favorite day of teaching was our annual Polar Express pajama party.  So I decided to start up this tradition with Little Man.
When Little Man woke up from his nap, he enjoyed this train snack.  I saw this idea originally here.  I just used graham crackers for the train, mini Oreos for wheels, and frosting to put it all together.
Mr. Oopsey Daisy dressed Little Man in pajamas while I quickly set up a train out of our kitchen chairs.  The marched down the stairs and had to present their Polar Express tickets.  After I punched them, they could sit on the "train."
Little Man absolutely LOVED the train.  It took a lot of convincing to get him off the choo-choo train!  We read The Polar Express book, followed by hot chocolate.  Then, I gave my boys one of these candy trains:
For these candy trains, I used hot glue to assemble the candies....
*I used a lifesaver package for the main body of the train.
* I used a carmel topped with Hershey kiss for top of the engine.
*I used a Reese's peanut butter cup for the back of the train.
* The wheels are those adorable Brach's taffy candies.
We finished the night by watching The Polar Express Movie.  It was a wonderful time, and I know Little Man enjoyed every minute of it!
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Comments

  1. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    Seriously! What an amazing mom you are!

  2. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    Seriously! What an amazing mom you are!

  3. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    Seriously! What an amazing mom you are!

  4. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    Seriously! What an amazing mom you are!

  5. Secret Mom Thoughts says:

    Super cute ideas for the Polar Express.

  6. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    How fun!! You are making Christmas so special for your little guy. :)

  7. artsy_momma says:

    Thanks for the link :) Love the candy train!

  8. great ideas!

  9. The Thompson Family says:

    I have been following your Advent Book Christmas. I love it & have found some great book ideas. I was @ Borders last night & found a couple more… The Nutcracker, The Christmas Sweater, Yes Virginia, etc. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Merry Christmas.

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