Orange Peppermint Sippers (and clean up) with Seventh Generation
I tried really hard this December to clear our after-school schedule so that we would have time at home to make things together. Paper snowflakes for our windows, long, colorful construction paper garlands that counted down all of the things we were looking forward to this month, gingerbread men, and popcorn on strings. Simple crafts (except for the gingerbread men - I used a new-to-me recipe which left the dough so crazy crumbly.) But the girls very favorite treat every year has to be a simple peppermint orange sipper. It isn't healthy but I'm not too crazy about this, especially during Christmas time! We use our favorite oranges (Cara Cara) and soft peppermint sticks. The girls love them! A delicious (but messy) treat! I'm all about tying a book in with our craft and The Sun Egg by Elsa Beskow is such a pretty book to accompany it!
Instructions for Peppermint Sippers:
Get an orange for each person and cut a small whole about 3/4 into it.
Cut off each end of an old-fashioned soft peppermint stick. You have to use soft ones such as King Leo's which are also delicious in hot cocoa!
Stick peppermint into orange and enjoy! It's like a little straw.
Both the girls know that they have to wash their hands and clean up the dishes before we move on to anything else so they are still pretty good at it. Francesca was (not so) patiently waiting for Elodie to finish washing her dishes so she could have a turn with the bubbles.)
I love Seventh Generation Dish Liquid and Hand Soap for big messes (and there have been a lot this holiday season.) I love that they use 100% essential oils and botanical extracts instead of synthetic dyes and fragrances.
This post is in partnership with Seventh Generation - I'm a long time customer and proud to be working with them on their #ComeClean Initiative. There is nothing more important to me than vetting the every day household products that make their way into my home and onto my children's skin. There should be more visibility into this on every level and I'm grateful for the path that Seventh Generation is forging.