|Written by Bill Hanks|
The Fall season is a great to share with children. ¬†There are two simple things that you can do to share some quality time with them. ¬†This article explains how to make delicious caramel apples and make a scarecrow, while you are waiting to eat those treats.
First, let's get the treat ready.
You will need either red, green or yellow apples. ¬†You will also need caramel stick apples, caramel, chocolate and nuts. ¬†You can usually get these kits at any store.
I like to use the round pointed sticks. ¬†They are easy to insert.
Step 1. ¬†Wash and dry your apples.
Step 2. ¬† Insert your sticks into the apples.
Step 3. ¬†Place the caramel or chocolate into a sauce pan. ¬†Heat the pan on low flame.
Step 4. ¬†Place your nuts into a small bowl.
Step 5. ¬†Dip your apples into the caramel or chocolate. ¬†Step 6. ¬†Dip the coated apples into the nuts. ¬†Step 7. ¬†Set the coated apples on to a piece of wax paper to dry.
Now let's do the scarecrow.
You will need the following. Straw, old shirt, blue jeans (overalls work best), hat, a cloth grocery bag (head), gloves, paint brush and various paints and twine.
Step 1. ¬†Paint a face on the grocery bag. ¬†Make it happy or scarey. ¬†Stuff it with straw and tie off the loose end.
Step 2. ¬†Stuff the shirt with straw.
Step 3. ¬†Stuff the gloves and pin them to the shirt sleeves.
Step 4. ¬†Tie off the pant legs and stuff the pants.
Step 5. ¬†Place the shirt inside the overalls and secure it to it. ¬†Make sure that everything is stuffed well and secured.
Step 6. ¬†Attach the head to the shirt and add your hat.
Step 7. ¬†You can attach it to a porch post, sit it in a lawn chair, tie it to a tree trunk. ¬†You want it to be seen.
Now hand out your caramel apples. ¬†This is a great way to spend a Fall day with your grandchildren or children.