Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elf poo and other educational things

I suppose you always thought that your children were safe in a holiday club. Nice safe activities with nice safe staff. Oh dear.

With the run up to Samhain (Halloween) at the end of the week this holiday club has been more than educational. The kids have excelled themselves this year and along with jars of Coffin Larvae, Toenail Jam, Spider Ear Wax and Leaking Boils they have taught me the art of making Elf Poo...



In case Ofsted pop in I can safely say that setting up our 'Good Witch Company' has covered all aspects of the curriculum. Making our own labels, printing them and staining them with strong coffee to age them had English, IT, design and technology covered and our careful scientific experiments with a number of household ingredients took science to a new level.



The results were ghastly, stinky and mostly revolting (cooking oil, Angel Delight and handwash do not mix very well) - but our witchy kitchen is full and I am just wondering if we can get away with boiling a few kids tomorrow!

22 comments:

BarbaraS said...

What great fun - I'd be a kid in yer class for a day ;)

Minx said...

And you would be welcome, Babs, and I'd teach the art of elf poo - small lumps of brown and cream plasticine dropped into a jar of wallpaper paste - yummy!

leslie said...

This is spectacular!
The labels and names of the contents could not be more creative.
Ha! Witch ears in gin juice. Ha!

strugglingwriter said...

That's awesome!

Minx said...

I hate to correct you, Leslie, but it's 'bin' juice (we used a squiggly-wiggly font).
They came up with all sorts of potions - scorpion wine, demons breath, stay-up-late juice, homework powder, lizard cheese, to name a few.

Thanks, SR, a fellow blogger gave me this idea a while back.
We're having a Halloween party on Friday and the kids are making their own recipes - can't wait. Frogs eye pannini anyone?

Reading the Signs said...

Excellent. I have been wondering what the hell to give people for Xmas as no-one seemed to appreciate the bramble jelly last year.

Jannie Funster said...

Leaking boils, skull worms?

Gotta love those pickled fireants, tho, that's the only way I'd like 'em, me who still has scabs from the two bites I got camping over 2 weeks ago.

Hoodie said...

I can't decided if I'm repulsed or drawn in. Whatever the case, that is truly something to behold.

And I've decided. I'm drawn in.

Minx said...

Excellent idea, Signs, I'll send some brain mayonnaise right over.

Ouch, Jannie, you mean they are real? Very ouch.

You can't help it, Hoodie, I am still thinking up new potions now!

Vesper said...

So it's not just elves who can make elf poo? :-)

I love this time of the year and all things witching...

:-)

Roberta said...

I don't see a WWW.Com to order these for holiday gifts. Please post the information. ;)

What fun! You really get into the holiday don't you!

leslie said...

http://www.graveaddiction.com/klcake.html

"Kitty Litter" Cake recipe.

Bin Juice.
Please pardon my mistake.
"Witch", "Gin".

I was momentarily confused...

Minx said...

No, we can all make elf poo if we so choose, Vesper, and I choose...poo.

That would be www.unwantedgifts.com, Roberta.
Get in to the holiday? Hmmm. I shall have to post my views on this 'holiday' on Friday.


I know, I know, Leslie, witch and gin go together like, umm, err, pointy boots and chocolate!
I am off to look at the lovely cake...

Minx said...

Kitty Litter Cake - genius!

leslie said...

Glad you can appreciate the cake recipe.
Sounds like a bit of "doo-ing" to get it made.

Debi said...

Ha! No Ofsted inspector would dare complain ...

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Well, you can certainly boil them today, it's officially Halloween.

So there you go.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

bulletholes said...

Holy apopthecary!
No Batshit?
Happy Samhaim Minxy...my favorite night...
also known as "All Fools Night"... no...All Soups Night...no...well...
Cheers anyway! Bottoms up!

zoe said...

Ah shit, I wish my kids were still young - this post would have made their day.

Instead, I'm sitting home alone, knowing that it's too late for kids to go out/come around - yet still wearing my bat hair-band.

It's SO IN, dontchya know.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Happy Samhain!

Minx said...

Happy Samhain to you all!

May love and light show the way.

mutleythedog said...

What will you do with the poo now? Just asking....