Monday, October 17, 2011

Family Drive-in and decorating caramel apples.

Being stuck inside with three snotty nose toddlers lead to some creative thinking on Mommy's part this weekend.  I had to work with things I had in the house, so here is what I came up with.
First, we had our very own drive-in Movie theater.  I happened to have a few large boxes that I had been saving for a time like this.  All, I had to do is fold the front flap of the box down into a triangle, and glue and paper plate to the inside to make a wheel.  And, I have no idea why we had these, but I glued 2 plastic coffee cup lids to the front as headlights.  I let the boys color there cars with crayons before getting in.  For, some reason Lila had no interest in having her own car, so she watched the movie from the couch.

Since they were sick, I let them take there blankets and stuffed animals in there cars.

In fact, Baby "B' liked this "car, so much that he curled up in his and wanted to nap in it. 

After leaving our Drive-in we decorated Caramel Apples.  I used the Caramel apple sheet that you can find the grocery store now.  These were so easy to use.  The directions for these say to microwave them for 15 to 20 seconds.  My microwave must have been set to nuclear, because 5 seconds was all we needed.  I wrapped the apples in that caramel and they were nice and sticky, perfect for decorating.  I filled muffin tins with stuff I had around the house and let each triplet decorate and apple. For some reason, no one really used the walnuts :)

Baby "C" the bean is hard at work

Here is Baby B "the Biscuits" creation.  

Glad we were able to have some fun while sick, but I am REALLY ready for everyone to be 100% healthy.


  1. OH wow this is too cute!! I might have to use this idea on the next cold day. Hopped over from Homemaker on a Dime:)

  2. I love your drive in idea- how fun!! I love the caramel apple sheets, they are so fun and easy! Sounds like a wonderful day!! ~April

  3. i LOVE this drive-in idea! you are so amazingly creative! how did you get this way?? :) also, i really like your basement (from the other post) - it's a perfect kid space!

  4. very cool idea!

    We did a cradboard box car recently but i never thought of a drive in!

  5. Awesome! cardboard boxes= never bored.:)

  6. What a fabulous idea! I m saving this one...I have a while. My first is still in the womb :-)

  7. How fun!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!