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Got a fun article link in my email this morning from a Home Education Magazine press release

"The Incredible Edible Map"

"Perk up geography with a project the whole family can sink their teeth into: an incredible, edible cookie map of the United States, complete with chocolate chip mountains and blue frosting rivers swimming with gummy fish. It's fun, easy and a learning adventure from start to yummy finish!"


Sounds like a really fun thing, especially during the cool fall weather some of us are still looking forward to. Lillian


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Looks pretty cool (and yummy!) Thanks for sharing!
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just read about that in the magazine..sounds like a great thing to use up all that blasted halloween candy!
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Rocky Mtns out of chocolate kisses...oh ya!!!
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I'm coming for lunch to whoever does this first!

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Cute idea! My kids will LOVE this!

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Thanks for the link!

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Made ya' look! I noticed there were hardlly any views of this thread yesterday afternoon, so I added "chocolate chip cookie of the U.S." to the subject title, and now the views have suddenly shot up!

Just didn't want anyone to miss it who might really have fun with it. - Lillian
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Yummy... I mean...educational...umm... geographilicious?

Yes, chocolate chip cookie caught my eye! My kids aren't old enough to learn the states...(at least I don't think they are)... but they are old enough to enjoy cookies.

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Ohhhhh, this is so perfect for what we are doing! DS8 is learning states and caps on his own, (I think he knows more than I do at this point) and he loves anything hands on. Thanks for passing on the link!
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Very cool! Except I will save it until it's nice- I don't feed my kids that kind of sugar when it's too yucky to send them out side.
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If anyone makes this, I'd love to see a picture.

Ds wants to do a map of Canada. I'm not sure what we'll use for prairie and tundra. And we have a, um, lot of water up here, that's a lot more blue icing than I think I can eat Maybe I'll have to have a party. Canada is a big country for the two of us to eat
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If anyone makes this, I'd love to see a picture.

Ds wants to do a map of Canada. I'm not sure what we'll use for prairie and tundra. And we have a, um, lot of water up here, that's a lot more blue icing than I think I can eat Maybe I'll have to have a party. Canada is a big country for the two of us to eat


Well, I don't think blue frosting out of a tube sounds very appetizing anyway. I'll bet you could find some colored sugar sprinkles or jimmies for a very, very light sprinkling that would give just a glow of color. A friend of mine is going to put in a few little gummy fish too... - Lillian
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We do a candy map of Israel each year for Independence Day. We bring it to the synagogue, because no way are we eating a sheet cake by ourselves. The fun part is the "Dead Sea"!
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A friend of mine is going to put in a few little gummy fish too... - Lillian
I was thinking the same thing... I"d just put Swedish Fish in the water area. I know you can also use blue jell-o and make it using the jigglers recipe...and then cut to fit. I was watching "Ace of Cakes" a few days ago and they made this awesome Taj Mahal wedding cake. For the fountains in front, they cooked sugar to a hard crack stage with some blue food coloring.

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Awesome! I think this is something we must do, my son has a fascination with maps. My sister and her family (also homeschooled) are coming in to town tonight. If they are around on monday I think we'll do it then.

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That looks so awesome! Thanks for the link.

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My SIL did something similar. She used one of her daughter's wooden puzzles to shape each state. Then after they were baked she put them all together in a map of the country and decorated each state separately. This went to school for a special treat. Of course the kids who got to eat Texas were a lot happier than the kids who got Rhode Island.

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Yum! Thanks for the link.

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I have just found my Independance Day sweet! My daughter is already thinking of ways to make it better! And we can share it with the entire neighborhood.

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