Krispie Creations is sure to make you snap, crackle and pop (I can’t believe I just wrote that)! I don’t know about you, but I could live off of a steady diet of Coke, pizza and Rice Krispy Treats. The latter are not only tasty morsels of crispy goodness, but Krispie Creations will show you that they are a whole lot of fun too! We recently did this for our Christmas party and our students had a blast with it.
PREP TIME– 30-60 Minutes
ITEMS NEEDED– Rice Krispies Treats (Rice Krispies, Marshmallows & Butter) & Plastic Gloves, Carving Tools (optional), Food Dye and/or Gel (optional)
GAME TIME– 5-15 Minutes (this game can go longer if you have teams add greater detail)
PARTICIPANTS– Everyone (teams of 4-6)
First of all, you’ll need to make the Rice Krispies Treats. If you are unsure of how to make them, click the link to get the recipe for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats from cooks.com or you can use the much simpler method and buy a large sheet here. If making these treats, keep in mind that you can delegate this task to a parent or leader. Each batch only takes about five minutes since you’re microwaving it, but it can be a bit messy since marshmallows are involved.
Make sure to use a minimum of one batch per group, and two batches if you want to go a bit larger in scale. Once you have your treats, separate your group into teams and let them start sculpting. That’s right, they are becoming Rice Krispie artists.
While you can have them create anything, here’s a list to get the creative juices flowing:
- Holiday Themes- Valentine’s Heart, Four Leaf Clover, Pumpkin, Turkey, Reindeer, Snowman, etc.
- Someone’s Face- One of the leaders or someone from their group
- Animals- Keep in mind that these are a bit more difficult and will require more time
- Other Foods- Ice Cream Cones, Sushi, Chicken Leg, etc.
- Angry Birds- This one is a lot of fun, but make sure to have the proper colors and items to decorate them with.
We recently found some amazing ideas from sheknows.com that you can check out here as well.
1. Make sure to make the Rice Krispies Treats within 24 hours of usage, otherwise they will harden too much.
2. You will also need to place the treats in a sealed plastic bag to keep it fresh as long as possible.
3. Add extra items to decorate with. Frosting, chocolate chips, sprinkles, pretzels, peanut butter, or even other foods can make the creation come alive.
4. Leave a little time for clean-up afterwards. You’ll need to let students wash their hands and you’ll probably need to pick some treats up. You can eliminate much of the mess if you place disposable table clothes under their creations.
5. If you really want to have fun, have someone make a trophy out of Rice Krispies Treats beforehand and award it to the winning team!
Last month, we used thus game at our Christmas banquet with great success. While it takes a bit of prep time, it’s a fun game for those participating and watching.
If you decide to play this game with your student ministry, send us a pic- we’d love to post your Krispie Creations!
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