|This little guy looks so at home!|
I will start with the roasting sticks and the marshmallows. There are all kinds of ideas out there, including using dowels for the sticks (not a good idea, I thought) but this is the one I settled on: Felt Marshmallows and Roasting Sticks. The sticks are actually chenille stems (pipe cleaners) wrapped in felt casings.
All of the photos below are by grandson Sam, age 11:
|The kids set up the campfire surrounded by stuffed animals who are toasting marshmallows.|
|This shows the drawback of using chenille stems -- maybe a little too much bendability.|
|But, on the upside, they do look like real sticks.|
|Just like around a real campfire, some are toasting marshmallows ...|
|And some are munching s'mores. Others are just waiting their turn!|
The only part I had to sort of figure out on my own was the campfire ring of felt "stones". In retrospect, I sort of wish I had attached the stones together into a ring shape, but I felt it would be more fun for the kids to "build" the fire ring for themselves.
|A snail and turtle share a s'more|
|A Dalmatian munches a s'more|