Abraham Lincoln's birthday is officially on Friday. We are recognizing it early though because we have another very important birthday to celebrate on Friday. J
After we finished dinner Michael read Abe Lincoln - The boy who loved books to the kids while I prepared our craft.
The craft began with building miniature wooden Lincoln log cabins. Then with pretzels and white chocoloate, we made cabins that can be eaten. Despite our affinity for munching on the building supplies, we were able to build three mini-masterpieces. We used pretzels, graham crackers, and melted white chocolate.
Interestingly, we each had our own technique of constructing our Lincoln log houses.
Michael dipped his pretzels length-wise in the chocolate and stacked the pretzels on top of each other.
I overlapped my "logs" as you would real Lincoln logs and used the chocolate only in the places necessary to hold the logs in place.
And Olivia dipped each end precisely in the chocolate to make her one room log house.
Lastly, came our graham cracker roofs. Because each of our houses were different measurements each of our roofs were different as well. Olivia had a 2-inch wide roof, I had a 3-inch wide roof, and Michael had a 3-inch wide roof, too, but his was a steep grade.
You may be wondering where Isaac's house is. Well, Isaac's house didn't have a chance. All building supplies were consumed before being stacked. J