I love a project that contains ingredients that you already have on hand. This is a great way to remind kids that Christmas is about the birth of Christ!
Before we started our work in the kitchen, we read The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. It went over the characteristics of the candy and what they represent.
- The "J" shape that stands for Jesus
- The shape (when upright) is a shepherd's staff, the first people to find out about the birth of Jesus.
- The red representing that "by His stripes we are healed".
- The white representing how Christ can wash us clean from sin.
- How, like the candy, the story of Christ's birth and redemptive work should be shared with everyone.
We melted a 1/2 c of chocolate chips in the microwave. (I checked their progress every 30 seconds until they were melted.) Dip your candy in, tap off the excess chocolate, decorate, and enjoy with cocoa once the chocolate sets.