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    Edible craft?

    I'm trying to think of an edible craft for Beavers to do at one of many bases at our centenary camp. There will be no hot water, so no hygiene other than baby wipes and no kettle for making icing! There will be no fridge or oven. But we need to entertain them and also feed them, as there's a big gap between lunch and tea! The best I've come up with so far is plain biscuits, decorated with pre-made butter cream and scattered with sweets/decorations. I worry that things like fresh fruit kebabs and marzipan animals would be disgustingly unhygienic in the absence of proper hand washing. (One of the other actiivites is riding donkeys.) Can anyone suggest anything, please?

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    Hiya, good first post...food!

    It won't fill 'em up but if you have anyone who knows basic knots get the kids totie them in Strawberry bootlaces. You can also plait them but it is harder.
    The Outdoor Traditionalist (a largely bushcraft blog). Have a look at this how to page for things to try.
    http://austinlill.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Marshmallow Building Blocks
    Inexpensive afternoon snack.

    Show your child how to stick toothpicks into the marshmallows and then allow them to build anything their imaginations allow, including perhaps a contest to see who can build the tallest tower.

    see attatched snowman




    Fruit Loop Necklaces
    A simple tool for reinforcing "patterning".

    Give the children a piece of elastic cording approximately 18-inches long and a bowl of dry fruit loops. Help them sort the fruit loops into colors and decide on a pattern to string on the elastic cording (example: red, yellow, red, green, red, yellow, red, green, etc.)
    strawberry or black shoestring licorice Substitute instead of cording

    eddible knotts

    use licorice shoestrings or even spaggehti

    Egg painting

    have a supply of hard boiled eggs paint the shells
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    Edible Kids Slime
    One 14- ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
    One Tbs of cornstarch
    10-15 drops of red or green food coloring

    Pour the can of condensed milk into a saucepan.
    Add the cornstarch and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly.

    When the mixture thickens remove it from the heat and then add the food coloring.

    Allow it to cool before playing or eating, can be used as a fun paper paint.

    would you be able to use a small gas stove?

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    Decorating biscuits goes down well with our beavers.

    Get some of those NICE biscuits, make some white icing and get some squeasy tubes of coloured icing.

    We have made pizzas on camp before and the beavers ate them.
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    What about the traditional over the campfire foodstuffs. Marshmallows on a stick between two biscuites.

    Bread dough wrapped around a stick.

    Sausages on the end of a stick.

    AS long as you make sure the sausages are cooked nothing can go wrong. Both the bread and the marshmallows will be fine undercooked and if they get a bit of mud or ash so what. It wont kill them.

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    if you can't get a fire i toasted marshmallows over a candle with a bunch of Dutch Welpen last time i was over and stuck that between a couple of biscuits
    Last edited by gerbil; 08-05-2007 at 02:38 PM. Reason: bad spelling
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    S’More’s
    Light the candles.
    1. Skewer a marshmallow (or two) onto a barbecue skewer.
    2. Hold over the candle until cooked to taste, then place them between two
    biscuits with a couple of chocolate buttons. Eat while still hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk View Post
    S’More’s
    Light the candles.
    1. Skewer a marshmallow (or two) onto a barbecue skewer.
    2. Hold over the candle until cooked to taste, then place them between two
    biscuits with a couple of chocolate buttons. Eat while still hot.
    I've got a S'mores (or Smores) entry on POL! I would suggest care with the hot Mrshmellow (Napalm!) and using choccy covered biscuits so it lessens the fiddly assembly.
    The Outdoor Traditionalist (a largely bushcraft blog). Have a look at this how to page for things to try.
    http://austinlill.blogspot.co.uk/

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    another great escouts thread..i think we might do the knots one a beavers this week!!
    There's no such thing as bad weather...just the wrong clothing

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    How about the premade ready to roll icing, use the hand gel sanitizer for hand washing. How about making fresh fruit salad? What about a veg and fruit quiz? get the usual ones and some really unusual ones and see what they recognise.
    How about a knickerbocker glory? use a plastic cup, scoop in tinned fruit, sponge, then add ready made jelly, then add tinned custard, squirty cream, and decorate, add a plastic spoon and eat! Can all be done with dirty hands as they use spoons!

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    try this web site www.flyingpigs.org.ukhas lots of thing for the cubs and beavers to do on it

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    one we do sometimes is edible knots. Using the strawbury laces or such. This way the YP learn knots and have fun at the same time
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    Not particularly filling but a good laugh is micro-pioneering.

    Use mini-marshmallows and spaghetti. Stick the ends of the (dry) spaghetti in the marshmallows to make shapes etc. Getting them to make the highest tower works well, also try and get them to bridge the gap between a couple of tables.

    Buy more marshmallows than you think you'll need as they tend to disappear
    To get more kids we need more adults - are we getting the message yet?

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