A couple years ago we had a Halloween birthday party where we made tombstones for all in attendance. All the kids, not just mine, thought they were so fun! They enjoyed finding the one with their name and reading the rhyme my Little Chefs created for them.
To continue with our tombstone theme this year we created Tombstone Treats. These krispy treats are easy to make with only 3 ingredients. They are also easy to shape.
First, Little Chef D make the krispy treats the traditional way. 3 Tablespoons butter, 40 regular marshmallows and 6 cups rice krispies. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan on low. Once melted turn the heat off and add the rice krispies. Stir well to combine.
After everything is mixed together thoroughly, pour into a 9×13 pan and spread evenly with a piece of waxed paper. Once cooled, cut carefully with a knife into strips. You can make these as large or as small as you choose. We made the strips 3″ because there are a lot of people in our family! We made the front of the tombstone 3″ wide by 4″ high. The back piece is 3″ x 2″.
Round the top 2 corners of the front piece by squeezing and pressing with our fingers. This is easy to do.
Decorate the front of your tombstone. We opted for the easy way and used little tubes of icing. The fine tip made it easy to write or draw.
Once the front is finished attach the front to the back with a line of icing. Now your tombstone should stand alone without falling down.
My Little Chefs had fun creating the tombstones on their own. They were quick and easy enough to keep their attention.