Friday, November 7, 2014

thanksgiving food boats

ok so i'm not that much of a history buff, 
as i was making these and thinking 
the nina, the pinta and the santa maria,
but no it's the MAYFLOWER boats that we need to concentrate on this month for upcoming turkey day.

but how difficult would it be to recreate a Mayflower boat?
why it's not hard at all-check it out:
spray paint the outside only of your boat unless you like poisoned spray painted food. i put it on top of a cup and painted it that way. wrap a tiny rubber band around the stick which you can get here, and pull it to the top leaving about 1/2 inch from the ball. after you cut your cardstock sail, pull it thru the stick and then wrap another tiny rubber band to the bottom of the stick and pull it up to meet hold the bottom of the sail so the sail keeps its curved shape. goodness i hope you got all that.

you can now wrap some foil to the end of the stick, push it thru a spool, and glue as shown.

i also made the flag printables here and then used double stick tape to put them on sails.

and the candy?
i got the white ones from walmart and the pumpkin pie ones from cracker barrel.
and well, you know i can't just leave things well enough alone so i grabbed some food markers 
and made some pilgrims out of them.



oh that explains why some of them looked water logged 
(dumb food marker!)

uh oh. they look like they have more trouble though, as history states that mayflower trip was a cruel one.


hey! 
i didn't know indians had a boat of their own?!??!
and i think they are gonna give the pilgrims some corn and show them how to cook a turkey right?
let's see what they brought for the poor tired, soaking wet, starving pilgrims.
chocolate?!?!
why of course!
chocolate always saves the day!
so that folks is the real story of how national chocolate day thanksgiving began cuz we all know you need some kinda appetizer before a big meal right?
:>P




24 comments:

  1. Well, silly me! All this time I thought my BBFF was a nurse! Now I realize she's a history teacher! Yeah, that's exactly how I remember being taught.....chocolate before turkey. Yeppers! The boats are a great idea.....for any holiday! Just change the color and the story! You are the best! Dona

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    1. as much as nursing is challenging and stressful, i think it'd be worse to be a history teacher my BBFF! lol that's only cuz i hated history but if the lessons included chocolate well then, that'd be a whole different story! heehee ;)

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  2. Hi Lisa - I am so impressed with your boats and people! What fun for Thanksgiving and such a great way to teach a history lesson. Hugs, Holly

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    1. thank you Holly! i think they'd be cute for a children's table centerpiece :)

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  3. I can't believe you drew people on all the candy!!! And guess what??? I got this post delivered in my inbox...my fingers are crossed!

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    1. i can't believe it either-i'm nutty just like the almonds. LOL
      and YAHOO all my fingers AND toes are crossed Kim! :>D

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  4. You are so clever, Lisa! Your kids must be so happy to have such a fun mom!

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    1. awww thank you Sue! i think my kids think it is perfectly normal to draw people out of almonds crazy to say! LOL ;)

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  5. These are so cute Lisa, I've seen those almond ones at Wegmans. I should get them, drawing on these is so fun. Your kids sure must love you so much, you are one creative mom.

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    1. oh my Hani! you are so sweet! thank you so much! and i bet you could draw one heckuva pilgrim and indian yourself knowing how talented you are! :)

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  6. Super cool idea :) Love it.

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  7. Ha! What a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. thank you Jess! i'm ALWAYS happy you stop by! :)

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  8. visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday.

    I thought these boats were cute, but your photos with comments had me in hysterics! thanks for the smile (also pinning the idea)

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    1. thank you thank you SOOO much for the pin and getting my nutty almond sense of humor Audrey! heehee :>D

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  9. What a cute, creative idea! My kids would have a great time making these! :-)
    Saying hello from Pin It Thursday!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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    1. thank you Cathy! i think almond pilgrims and indians drawn by little fingers would be the best!!! :>D

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  10. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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  11. This is so cute! I know my kids would love it. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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    1. thank you Jacqui! tell the kids it's ok to eat the whole crew! lol :)

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  12. Very cute idea ! Looks like a lot fun. My son would love making these cute Thanksgiving boats!
    Kim @ This Ole Mom

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    1. o i hope you and your son make them Kim! they're funny in person :)

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