Summer – Part 1… Sailboats

Has summer just begun … or is it just about over?

I feel like summer just began, but wait … Target has eliminated the patio furniture and brought in school supplies and Michael’s has started stocking Halloween stuff … the weather is telling me it’s still summer ;)

I’ll try to  make this short and sweet … summer ideas have been filling my head … today I’m sharing the first.  I’ll keep sharing until my brain is empty or until everyone tells me to stop!

Candy Sailboat

Do you like to go on cruises?  I have never been on a cruise for several reasons … one is that I’m truly afraid of falling overboard … that’s probably why I had to have a life-preserver on my marshmallow sailboat … another one is that “Jaws” has scarred me for life!  I have been on boats, but never so far away from land that I can’t see it.  I do want to go on an Alaskan cruise … maybe I can handle it without an anxiety attack!

This is what you will need to make 12 sailboats on a graham cracker ocean …


First make the sailboats …

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  1. Cover your working surface with wax paper or parchment.  Cut the straws in half.
  2. Use the edible marker to draw lines on the smooth side of LifeSavers (omit this step if you want plain life preservers).
  3. Use a serrated knife dipped in water to cut the JumboMallows into 4 half circles (boat hull).
  4. Cut each StackerMallows into 2 triangles, using the same method.
  5. Melt the CandiQuik.  Reserve 4 ounces (1/4) melted candy white (to be used later) … color the remaining candy as desired (I did 4 ounces each, blue, yellow and orange).  Dip tip of paper straw into colored candy and insert into top of boat hull, let dry.
  6. Dip boat hull into colored melted candy, cover marshmallow completely and tap off excess candy.  (Insert lollipop stick if you are making pops)  Place LifeSaver on boat and chill for a few minutes.
  7. Attach StackerMallow sails by using a little water on the edge of the marshmallow (cut edge facing out) and attaching to paper straw (about 1/2″ from top) … allow to dry.
  8. Use a little water to attach licorice flag to the top of the straw … allow to dry.

Sweet Boat Pop

Let’s make the water …


  1. Color about 1/4 to 1/2 cup piping gel blue.
  2. Spread a light layer of white melted candy on a graham cracker square.
  3. Lay sailboat on melted white candy and allow to dry or chill for a few minutes.
  4. Use a small spreader or spatula to smear blue icing over the white candy.  Note:  the piping gel will stay gooey and really looks wet … like water should look!

Marshmallow Sailboat

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Skateboarding Bunnies … Peeps?

Did you know that Peeps are 60 years old?

They are older than me … which is why I remember getting them in my Easter basket!   I continued that tradition with my boys, but Son #3 was the only one that liked Peeps.

Speaking of Son #3 … a few days ago he asked me why I never used Vienna Finger Cookies in my blogging projects.

Son #3 (I wonder if he is reading this), this is for you …

Peep on cookie skateboard (Son #3 doesn’t like carrots, LOL)

I bet you didn’t know … that Peeps were so athletic …

Peep on Vienna Finger

So coordinated …

Peep on skateboard

And there are girl Peeps too …

girl peep on skateboard

I had so much fun making these for you … oh, I mean for Son #3.  Peeps make me happy!  Peeps make me smile!

These skateboarding Peeps were so easy and fast to make with just a few supplies …


Here’s the info … use the melted candy as the “glue” …

How to - Peeps on skateboards

  1. Lay the Lifesaver on top of the flower sprinkle, add a little melted candy to glue it together.  Let candy harden.
  2. Put a little melted candy in 4 spots on the cookie, add wheels.  Allow to sit and let candy harden.
  3. Cut Starburst in 3 pieces, shape into a carrot, add a green daisy.
  4. Assemble using melted candy as the glue.  You may need to hold the bunny in place for a moment … Peeps aren’t known for their balancing skills  ;)

Peeps on skateboards

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