Each summer the twins' attend a swim program. The sessions run four mornings a week for two weeks. At the end of the two week period, the instructors host a little party at the swimming pool where the kids are presented with their certificate of completion and parents contribute a pot luck snack or drinks.
We made these fun treat bags with Goldfish Puffs to take for all the kids:
What you need:
- Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs
- Blue card stock
- Clear candy bags with rounded bases
- Bakers twine
- Hole punch, scissors, X-ACTO knife and pencil
Begin by tracing around the clear candy bag. Now, ask your child what it looks like, and when she says "a vase mummy" adjust it a little so it looks like a goldfish bowl.
Make a circle in the center of just one side of the goldfish bowl. Cut out and trace around this new template to make all of the blue paper goldfish bowl treat bags. Use the X-ACTO knife to cut out the circle in the center.
Fold the bowl on either side of the straight section in the middle so that the bowl will stand up (see image below left).
Fill the clear treat bags with Goldfish Puffs. Place the bag in the center of the blue paper goldfish bowl and hold it closed while you hole punch either side of the top. Tie the top with a piece of bakers twine and then cut off the excess clear bag.
So far we've only tried the new Mega Cheese Goldfish Puffs and they are pretty darn tasty (my kids are also kind of picky when it comes to treat flavors which is why I haven't purchased the other varieties yet). They are kind of a cross between crackers and cheese puffs. We ended up using two bags to make our treats. I had purchased three bags and the kids devoured the last bag the day after the pool party.
Goldfish Puffs are available at Target. You can purchase them in the large chip-style bags above or in smaller individual serving size bags. You can read more about them (and see photos of the kids at their pool party) on my Google+ story.
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