Sweet and Simple Spring Treats

My kids are really creative and crafty.

This makes my heart so happy because I love to make things too and getting messy and creative together with them is so much fun.

Last week I really wanted to make something small but sweet for Jackson and Annie’s teachers. They’ve all been so caring and supportive this year. I’m so blessed to have such a great group  of educators that genuinely care about them and want them to be successful.

While I often think of little projects on my own, I draw from a lot of sources for inspiration. Imperial Sugar ‘s website has a ton of great recipes, but did you know they also have a Kid’s Kitchen section as well? It’s filled with lots of fun projects perfect for little hands. Not only are there sweet treats to eat, but also fun crafts, science experiments, homemade bath and beauty products and gifts that you can make and give to someone you love. And the best part, all the projects involve sugar.

SWEET!

I am a contributor for Imperial’s Kid’s Kitchen and I especially loved creating the Easter projects this spring. These Candy Corn Flowers were one of my favorites, so we decided to make them again to give to our sweet teachers.

They are really so easy. After we heated up white chocolate candy melts, we used pastel colored candy corn as the petals, then adhered homemade gumdrops to the middle with royal icing.

Annie loved to measure and mix. (You can tell how hard she is concentrating!)

Jackson was a master gumdrop “cut-er / out-er” and “stick-er / on-er”.

We made a good team and only ate a few (ok several) during the process. No worries….there were still many left to package up prettily and send off in backpacks to give to teachers the next morning. They were so grateful for their Spring surprise.

I am so grateful for times like these with my kiddos.

Thank you to Imperial Sugar for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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