Little did I know it would turn into a village of gum drops.
First start with waking up with an idea, onto pinterest, which lead me to Martha’s ‘gum drop pops’ (IMG 1).
I thought they were cute as can be, but did not think I could actually achieve anything that would even come close.
Off to Walmart we ( 4yr old son & I ) went, still with a basic gum drop tree in mind possibly making some people pops…
I got everything I needed at there. Except. The gum drops. Off to Target, thanks to the helpful sales associate “oh no, we sold out with all the gingerbread houses.” No Gum Drops. I really don’t like shopping so I was sure to call the next store before stopping in. Success, got some fruit slices and spice drops at Shaws.
Once we had everything it was back to home base.
I setup the workstation and my 7yr old son was
more than excited reluctant to help out. Once we began and I let him use a knife, he was hooked.
He made his own snowmen and elves, also some trees. He was most happy cutting.
For the eyes and buttons I used food coloring gel. We attached the cone onto the base with a center dowel and glue. Used toothpicks to apply the arms of santa and holly berries. It took a couple hours to complete, but well worth it as it was well received at the party!
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