Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Winter Bazaar - Tickle Sticks

Here is my Winter bazaar fun activity.

When we were traveling in Canada this summer, we visited a store that was selling some interesting candy-on-a-stick, called tickle sticks. They looked super simple to make, so I decided to have some for the kids to make at my dd's birthday party last year. All my pictures were taken with a regular camera - so no pictures to upload here :(...but you can check out the official "Tickle Stick" website here.

You start with a wooden skewer (like you'd use for kabobs) and poke on all sorts of wiggly gummy candies (there are many different gummy candies besides bears...sharks, worms, rats, spiders, octopus) and marshmallow candies. I purchased one of those styrofoam blocks for everyone to poke their sticks into until they were ready to go home.

Of course this is an activity you'd want to supervise young children with, to make sure there are no poking out of eyeballs or similar incidents. The danger of supervising, for you, would be that there would be a great temptation to taste test all the different gummy and sour candies.

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My Ice Cream Diary said...

My kids would LOVE this idea. And what a fantastic party favor. Anything on a stick is cool in my book.

Amber M. said...

What a great idea. I can imagine them at my son's class party for the end of school...perfect. Thanks for the fun new idea!

Jen@BigBinder said...

It's all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye.

I am so sorry, I just kept thinking that as I read this post. Having said that.. my kids (being all of 2 and 4) love anything skewered - this is RIGHT up their alley.

Scribbit said...

Kind of like sugary kabobs or something--only much better! :)