We had a great time for last Friday's Family Fun Night! During our dinner (Taco Soup with all the yummy toppings!) I started with my "story"
"Have you heard that there is an asteroid that is passing very close to earth?"
I heard an "Oh really?" between bites of soupy-goodness.
"Yes, it's passing so close that some of the rocks are falling off of it and it can be quite dangerous as the rocks hit the earth!"
Then, followed by some more enthusiastic and maybe slightly worried "Oh-really"s
and a funny look from my husband.
"I think I even heard some hitting our yard today! Maybe we should look for them after dinner!"
So off we headed to the yard in search for asteroid rocks. We found a Callie-Size Rock
And a bigger rock for the rest of us to share.
For the rest of us we made it into a little game. Sitting in a circle one person is chosen to begin unwrapping the rock. Any candy that falls out, they keep. Meanwhile, the person to their left is furiously rolling 2 dice trying to get doubles. When they roll doubles, the rock is passed to them to unwrap while the next person tries to roll doubles. Round and round the rock goes. Such fun!
Here's how I made our Candy Rocks:
I picked up from the store individually wrapped candy. The more the merrier! Then, I wrapped the grand prize (for us it was a Twix bar) in the middle in aluminum foil.
Then, using plastic wrap, I began wrapping it around the foil Twix bar, adding gum and chocolate along the way. Then, I switched back to aluminum foil, working loosely so the "rock" would get big.