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Maple treats

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Maple pie, maple donuts, taffy on snow, and pancakes...


1. Gather your material. You will need beige, red, and white construction paper, sandpaper, white glue and/or hot glue, scissors, paperclips, magnetic tape, a small aluminum pie plate, corn syrup, brown pompoms, a wooden coffee stick, cotton balls, brown Fun Foam, and small double-sided adhesive squares (used for scrapbooking).

 

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2. Cut several squares out of the red construction paper.

 

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3. Glue the red squares on the white construction paper to represent a checkered tablecloth.

 

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4. Cut a circle out of the brown Fun Foam and remove the centre to make it look like a donut. Pour a small quantity of corn syrup on the donut and use the wooden coffee stick to spread it. The corn syrup will look like maple syrup.

 

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5. Cut a strip of sandpaper and wrap it around the tip of the wooden coffee stick that was used in the previous step. Add a drop of corn syrup if you wish. Once dry, the corn syrup will have an interesting texture.

 

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6. Cut two circles out of the beige construction paper.

 

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7. Press a few adhesive squares on one circle and deposit the other circle on top. This will make the pancake look much thicker!

 

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8. Glue the brown pompoms on the pancake to represent maple syrup.

 

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9. Glue cotton balls in the bottom of the aluminum pie plate. Cut a circle out of the sandpaper and glue it on the cotton balls. The sandpaper will represent the pie filling for your maple pie.

 

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10. Glue a paperclip under the pancake, donut, taffy-covered stick, and aluminum pie plate. Glue four pieces of magnetic tape on your checkered tablecloth.

 

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11. Children will have fun arranging and rearranging their maple treats on the tablecloth over and over again. Enjoy!

 

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Patricia-Ann Morisson


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