9/03/2008

Edible Chandelier

While Big C was at school today, Little C and I cleaned the kitchen light fixtures (Mom, are you still breathing?). I also thought it might be fun to start teaching her basic sewing, so we combined everything to make an edible Chandelier Sculpture! Big C couldn't believe her eyes when she saw this luscious after-school snack! This would be a fun rainy-day afternoon project, I'm sure we'll do it again with everyone.


Edible Chandelier
Ingredients:
Light Fixture ;)
Ribbon, String, Coat Hangers, or Yarn
Dental Floss
Large Sewing Needles
Fruit
Mini-Doughnuts or Doughnut Holes

Directions:
Clean light fixture thoroughly. Tie ribbon, string, or place coat hangers on fixture to create a base for your creation!
Cut pieces of Dental Floss according to your desired length (ours were about 18 inches)
Using a Sterilized needle, thread several pieces of fruit on a dental floss string. Tie ends together.
Hang on your light (see video). Keep threading fruit (and doughnuts in our case:)) and hanging until you're creation is complete! NOTE: If using apples, dip them in a lemon juice/water mixture or pineapple juice before hanging. This will help keep them from turning brown too quickly.

video

Let the kiddos cut them down and enjoy!!
I can't wait until Daddy gets home and when he asks what they did, they'll reply, "Not much, just ate some grapes off the chandelier....". To be honest, I don't think he'll be surprised...:)

12 comments:

Emily said...

Your house is the party house isn't it! What fun ideas master mom! Love it!

Andrea and Casey said...

You are amazing! I love all of these great ideas! Lots of good ways to get kids eating better and having fun! I hope to be a fun mom like you. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! What a GREAT idea! This is so cute and looks like so much fun!!

Jenny said...

This looks so cool Mandy! I was able to post about your contest late last night, hope you can get a few extra votes!

nicole said...

That is such a good idea. You have so many good ideas. I'm going to have to try them.

Kelly said...

how fun and adorable. I came across your site after finding Picky Palate and I'm so impressed. You have a great blog with such creative ideas. Your little ones sure are lucky.

Mandy said...

Emily--you caught us. yes, we're party animals!

Andrea & Casey--thank you! We love having fun and playing with our food. Amazingly, none of my kids are picky eaters (although they have their days:)).

Katie--thanks! send me a pic if you try it!

Jenny--I left you my heartfelt thanks on your blog!! :)

Nicole--thank you! And, thank you for saying "good ideas" and not "you are crazy, woman!" :)

Kelly--thank you, I'm glad you found me! To be honest, I'm the lucky one, I get to be home and play with them.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

What a creative use of food!

aaron and allee said...

What a fun idea! Just make sure you don't use mint flavored dental floss! ;)

kittyhox said...

How cute is that!? That would be fun for a birthday party. Especially a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" party for a toddler. So cute, and what a fun memory for your little ones!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what a darling idea!! :-) love it!! I hope you have a really wonderful day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Not just a Mommy! said...

Saw your chandelier over at Personally You Parties, and I've so become a follower now, although I've been here before, I'm totally hooked. I loved kittyhox's idea for the Very Hungry Caterpillar party, so I'm inspired to do a post including your fab creation!