Mothers Day – Beautiful things to make, eat and read!

Easy Chocolate Fudge

 

Really bad for you, nothing healthy in this whatsoever, rots your teeth, full of sugar but fantastic to make to give as a gift for Father’s or Mother’s Day or for birthdays or Christmas.

 

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients: for 55 pieces of fudge

1 x 397g can condensed milk

400g dark, milk or white chocolate, chopped

25g butter

100g icing sugar

60g chopped pistachio or other nuts

You will need……..Large saucepan    Food Thermometer     Wooden spoon    20cm x 20cm lined baking tray   An adult

How to make easy chocolate fudge… WASH YOUR HANDS

Pour the condensed milk, chocolate and butter into a saucepan and ask an adult to set it over a medium to low heat (AGA simmering plate).

Grease and line the baking tin

Stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate have melted and it’s smooth and silky.

Sieve in the icing sugar and transfer to an electric mixer, beat well.

Transfer to the greased, lined baking tray, press the chopped nuts into the surface and allow to cool fully before cutting into squares.

Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

*You could replace the chocolate with toblerone or chocolate orange to vary the flavours or press in some dried cherries or cranberries into the fudge at the same time as the nuts.

*Thank you to the fabulous Beverley Glock (founder of Splat cooking) for providing us with this recipe.

 

 

 

Poems to add to artwork or cards.

 

“Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.

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But every day I’m growing –
I’ll be grown some day
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.

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So here’s a little handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.”

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“Every mouse and bumblebee
Every bird up in a tree,
Every caterpillar and ladybug,
Loves to feel his mother’s hug.

Every bear so fat and funny
Loves his mother more than honey.
Just as woodland creatures do
I love my mother – oh yes I do!”

 

 

Tissue Paper Flowers

(From Netmums)

tissue flower

What you will need;

*pipe cleaners

*tissue paper

*beads or buttons

Thread a small bead (or you can use a button) through the end of a pipe cleaner and twist the ends to secure it in place.

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Take three tissue paper circles (it looks nice to use two contrasting colours and to ‘sandwich’ one of the different colours in between the top and bottom circles). Then poke the pipe cleaner through the circles.

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Scrunch all the way round the flower head to make petal shapes.

Then either pop into a pretty vase to brighten your home or glue to a piece or card to make a beautiful 3D card.

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Find more craft ideas from Netmums here

 

 

 

Other sources of great craft ideas for Mothers help are;

Activity Village

Twinkl

DIY Crafts