Back to School time really motivated me to start up Mommy School again!
We took the summer off, but once I saw the school buses around our neighborhood, I was ready! For the last couple of weeks, we have been loving our "I is for Insects" unit. This week I decided to surprise Little Man with a "spider snack" after his nap.
He loves Oreo cookies. He honestly prefers Oreos over my homemade cookies. Tragic, huh? I am still working on that... Anyway, I knew he would fall in love with these little spiders, and I was right! This was probably my 'Coolest Mom' moment of the week. We sat down and enjoyed Oreo spiders with milk!
Although I had hoped to dip these spiders in chocolate, I realized only had vanilla candy wafers on hand. So this was a great time to teach Little Man about white albino spiders!!
These were SUPER easy to make...
I started out with a bowl of vanilla candy wafers.
I melted them for just 30 seconds in the microwave and mixed them up well.
We always have Double Stuff Oreos on hand at our house! Seriously. We have at least 2 packages at all times. It's like our food storage.
I wedged a pretzel stick inside the Oreo and dipped it in the candy. I resisted the urge to eat it up right then and let it cool on wax paper. (You could also speed up the process by sticking them in the refrigerator!)
I dipped 4 pretzel sticks (broken in half) in the candy wafers too, and wedged them in each side for the spider's legs. I added mini chocolate chip eyes and a sour straw mouth before they set up, too.
We used M&M's for these eyes.
And my little bumblebee gobbled up his spider! In fact, he begged for another one!
So we made a couple more. They were YUMMY!
If you're searching for a healthier option, you could try out Ritz crackers and peanut butter!
Enjoy your weekend, my friends!