My daughter and her family are going camping this week. This will be the first camping trip for my two little grandchildren. Along with camping, it is my son-in-laws birthday too.... so, I thought it would be fun for my two grand kids to make some roasting sticks and gift them to their dad for his birthday-- then they could use them on the camping trip.
They were simple to make, I cut and straightened wire coat hangers for the sticks. The wire coat hangers have a bronzed finish on them that easily comes off with some sand paper. I only sanded about 3 inches where the marshmallows would be placed on the roasting sticks. Once the wire was ready to go, I looped one end and had my two grand kids add one large bead and then four small beads to create a handle. We used a paint brush dipped in glue to adhere the wooden beads together. After the glue holding the beads together dried, I let my grand kids paint each handle with what ever color they liked.
Pink for Mom, blue for Dad, orange for Jonathan and Chloe requested a shiny purple. Little Miss Chloe Rose loves to paint and does it every time she comes over to Nana's house *wink*
I think they turned out really cute! The grand kids wrapped everything up nicely... I even let them wrap up some marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers to go with the roasting sticks...
fun times... fun times :-)