Winter’s almost over, and I am already looking forward to the Spring. This winter was especially long and cold, leaving us with many indoor hours to fill, which can be quite trying with two young children at home.
I keep wondering what I would ever do without the internet to help me come up with so many interesting projects. Searching for appealing crafts to do can take a while, there are so many wonderful sites out there, so I will post some of the most interesting links that I found here for you.
Amongst all the different crafts that we did this winter, we made some very yummy ones, such as, cupcakes, experimenting with hot chocolate, cookies, and we had the most fun when we decorated marshmallows!
Our favorite hot chocolate recipe this winter is to boil the milk, in a heavy saucepan, add some squares of milk chocolate to the warm milk, watch it melt, and add a dash of cinnamon powder. Stir. When it is ready, we pour it into mugs and cover in lots of marshmallows.
Of course you need to be extra cautious when making this with the children (in our house they are allowed to watch from afar and they only get a mug once chocolate has cooled down).
If you have any interesting hot chocolate recipes, I would love to hear about them.
While on the subject, hot chocolate mixes make lovely homemade gifts, here is a short tute on how you can make some:
If you want to give the receiver a personal mug – after you have washed the mug well and made sure that it is dry, you can add cocoa or hot chocolate powder (enough for one mug) cover with mini marshmallows and seal with shrink wrap. If you want, you can add a more decorative lid over the wrap and tie on a small individually wrapped chocolate. You can make the same in a small jar if you don’t have a mug.