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I'm not the most avid hockey fan, but even I'm tied in knots about tonight's game. So I thought I'd distract myself and you with a wee activity. Prepare some of these candy skewers for game time and you'll both vent some of your anxiety leading up to the game and have an impressive snack ready to ease your nerves during the game instead of resorting to that old standby of pulling out your hair.
- Gather your materials. These include: candy, skewers, and a cup or jar (ignore the baggy of drink umbrellas and swords in my photo – I had ambitious plans for those that didn't really work out). The candy should be soft enough that the pointy end of the skewer can pass through it without too much muscle behind it. (Candy with holes in it = bonus.) The skewers should have at least one pointy end.
- Fill the cup or jar with a few inches of a spongy kind of candy (like marshmallows) or candy that's small enough to behave like pebbles (I used a whole package of tiny gumdrops). This both weighs down the vessel and provides a base to stick the skewers into.
- Skewer the candy. Leave a few inches at the bottom of each skewer free from candy – this is the end you'll stick into the candy in the cup or jar.
- Arrange the skewers in the cup or jar. Poorly tied bow optional.
- Bring on the sugar rush, and a Canucks victory!
Cross-posted on my blog.