Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Candyman can...

Alas, the winter weather has worked against me the past couple of weeks. I’ve had 7 scheduled programs in the past two weeks. Of them, only three have had people attend. One program I canceled due to the extreme (for our area) cold – and the phone call from a mom saying that they – and other regulars – wouldn’t be there.

One of the programs with pretty much no attendees has been the latest Bookmarkers program. The movie showing is today, so I’m hopeful that – with the temps supposedly to climb to the upper teens – people will attend!

Although I didn’t actually have the program, here is the info for it. As usual, pizza and drinks were provided for the regular programs, and pizza, drinks, candy and popcorn were provided for the movie. Additionally, I found Wonka brand candy canes at 75% off after Christmas, so they were also available for the kids.

Bookmarkers Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
(Use 40th anniversary edition of the book)


Week 1 - Make your own candy wrapper!
Supplies: Hershey bars, markers/crayons/colored pencils, stickers, glue sticks, new wrappers (paper cut 5 ¼ inches by 6 ¼ inches.)

Week 2 - Make your own candy!
Supplies: chocolate candy melts, crockpot, candy stir-ins, candy molds, plastic spoons, paper cups, candy wrappers

Wonka Boxes

  • Box 1: paperback copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Glass Elevator; assorted Wonka brand candies (nerds, laffy taffy, etc.).
  • Box 2: hardback copy of D is for Dahl: a gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl illustrations by Quentin Blake; compiled by Wendy Cooling; assorted Wonka brand candies (nerds, laffy taffy, etc.).

I showed Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder - since it is my favorite.

ETA: We had 11 people attend the movie! Yay!

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