1.11.2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Theme: Back To School/ Learning

Muffin Tin Monday is a weekly blog carnival held here every week where we come together to share the muffin tin meals we have made for our kids. Sometimes we do a theme, sometimes we don't. For more info on that check out the MTM FAQ and if you are new here check out past Muffin Tin Monday posts.

It's that time, after Christmas, where we all get back to the daily family routine. My kids went back to school this week and I love the chatter over the dinner table about their school day. My son is an innate helper, always wanting to assist in any job that needs doing. Muffin Tin Girl always wants to share the latest drama at school which at this point in her life consists of who will be Daphne and who will be Fred, when they "play "Scooby-Doo" on the playground.

Even with their sweetly different personalities, there's one school time activity both kids love: Art. Painting. Coloring. Crafting. Collaging. More Painting. So we decided to do an Learning through Art MTM.

Every Artist needs their supplies:




  • White Chocolate "Paper"


  • Mike and Ike "Markers"


  • Tic-Tac "Crayons"


  • Nerds "Collage Materials"


We used these as toppings for ice cream. (But mostly they ate everything separately. Incindentally, nerds + ice cream = yummy!) They only picked at the tic-tacs as well (kinda glad). I had also made starburst "colored pencils", but someone snuck a few while I wasn't looking. Can you say "sugar high"? We normally don't gorge on sugar like that, but it was fun for a night. Muffin Tin Girl said "Mommy you make the best Muffin Tins." and Muffin Tin Dad said "Mommy really knows how to do dessert." Might have been the sugar talking.

We all played the Wii together to work out the sugar high. Good times.

*note: next week, no theme. It's MTGirl's birthday, so I'll be swamped.

What did you make this week for Muffin Tin Monday? I have it on good authority that some of you have prepared some fun things to share, can't wait!

11 comments:

  1. hey michelle, im back from holiday and catching up on your blog posts... where are your video blogs now? I really enjoyed the one you did before i left!
    I missed seeing everyones muffin tins during my holiday.. cant wait to see what everyone comes up with this week...

    Hope all is well with you and your family

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  2. Fun idea Michelle!

    Good luck with all the upcoming birthday preparations too!!

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  3. Yummy - I bet this kiddos loved this *sweet* tin!

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  4. Very clever!! Like the over ice cream idea with different topping! Great theme!

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  5. Yum! Your ARTISTIC dessert looks fantastic. :)

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  6. Alison aka Naturally-mum: tried to leave a comment on your blog for your MTM, but it wouldn't let me :( I loved what you did!

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  7. i had fun with my first muffin tin! i'm now on the prowl for more muffin pans. rawr.

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  8. Yay! I remembered to submit something this week!!

    :)

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  9. Love Love Love your idea! So much Fun!!

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  10. I'm SOOO excited to start this with my kids! Happy Birthday...we will celebrate you with a Birthday theme!

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