class snack; monster cups

 

I’m back to having the teacher that does class snack.  Once a month each child brings the snack for the whole class and all the other days you don’t have to worry about snack.  It is something I looked forward to when Niamh was in her class.

The first month we kinda phoned it in, didn’t really have time for anything involved because it was the second day of school .  This month we had time and there is nothing more inspiring than Halloween on Pinterest.  I think the site was MADE for Halloween.  The only down side to Pinterest is that most of the time it is just an image and there are no instructions.  This particular snack really does not need many instructions but some clarification of what I used might be useful to you

 

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Original pin, but, links to a lost page.  The home site is pretty cool though

 

Our class is 21 kids and we made 3 extra for the teachers.

We used 9oz cups in ‘crystal clear’ (picture is bigger)

To seal the top we used Press n Seal (picture has fitting lids, no idea where she got those!)

It took 8lb of grape to fill the 24 cups.  Seems excessive but, as you know, grapes bunches always have bad ones.  We picked, inspected, then washed

In many of the pictures it looks like they use two marshmallows, but, we used 1 per cup cut in half and instead of drawing on a pupil on the cup we added a raisin.  The cut marshmallow makes a very natural sticky side so sticking the raisin was easy, and, sticking it to the cup side was easy too.

 

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#3 was fired due to inventory shrink….  otherwise an 8 and 6 year old did 90%

 

We made the cups by;

  1. putting a bottom layer of grapes in each
  2. adding ‘eyeballs’
  3. filling in the remaining space with grapes
  4. closing up with press-n-seal
  5. drawing on smiles with a sharpie

The other consideration to class snack is how easily the child can manage 20+ snacks to school.  Not that I love driving them daily, but, in cases like this the sky (or my weightlifting ability) is the limit because I don’t have to worry about the bus ride.  So, if you found this through pinterest please please consider transport when creating group snacks!  I used one of our many cardboard boxes because we have an addiction to amazon, and, to Blue Apron so we never without a transport box.

 

This project is super easy if you have the right things to hand.  My 8 year old did the cutting, 6 year old did the pick/sorting and washing (I supervised).  I cut the press n seal but Niamh sealed them all.  I ended up doing the faces because they had to go to jujitsu but maybe I stalled so I could have that fun for myself….

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