The only toy Noah likes that doesn’t have wheels are Legos.
And, if we’re being honest, he really only likes those because they can have wheels. And even better, he can remove and replace those wheels over. And over. And over.
All day long.
For the rest of his life, if his Father’s hobbies are any indication.
So for his birthday (Noah’s, not his Father’s), he wanted a Lego party. I knew with it being a week before Christmas I wasn’t going to be able to pull off anything spectacular, but I already had Lego molds from our Jell-O Legos, so I knew I had to make something with them.
(Yes, it was Ali’s birthday last week. And yes, Noah’s was last year. What can I say – the Birthday-Christmas-Birthday season tramples me with the force of a thousand Llamas.)
And it was so simple that it really doesn’t deserve its own blog post – other than the fact that they were so dang pretty.
In a Lego kind of way.
Here’s all you need to make these for yourself:
1. Lego molds. The Lego Brand molds are the easiest to work with, as their dots aren’t as high (and therefore let go of the candy easier) than the off-brand ones -I have both and much prefer the Lego Brand.
2. Melting Candy in Lego-ish colors. I used Wilton, but any melting candies would work.
3. Eager Children to cause confusion and delay with their drooling ecstasy.
Here’s what you do:
1. Melt the candies carefully according to the package directions – I’ve burnt many a bag of Wilton Melting Candies, and they’re completely unsalvageable.
2. Pour them into the molds and slap the mold repeatedly and firmly on the countertop. It will make your counters look like Murphy Brown’s Painter-boyfriend’s overalls, but it’s worth it.
If you don’t slap, the candy won’t get into the Lego holes. And if the candy doesn’t get into the Lego holes, you won’t have perfect Legos. Notice the dark green Legos above – those are your consequences for not slapping thoroughly, people.
So pretend you’re drowning something and slap until the bubbles quit coming.
3. Refrigerate for about ten minutes, then carefully remove from the molds, pulling apart the sides before pushing on the bottom of the molds to encourage the Legos to stay whole.
4. Give them to your husband to build and serve creatively.
Cake Pops by the lovely and talented Jamie’s Rabbits. Lego Cake Pop Stand by my husband. Duh.
Noah was thrilled with all of the above.
…although he found the Cake Pops pretty, but not worth trying, thereby helping him continue to earn his membership into the Picky Eater’s Club. Which is totally okay because they were really for his Father.
He did, however, take great joy in being sung to by everyone in the room.
Then tried (and failed) to dimple his candles out.
So there you have it. All the ingredients for success. At least for one day of the year.