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Monday, September 5, 2011
Little Miss Muffet, Tuffets and fun Spiders!
Little Miss Muffet detail of painting
by Scott Gustafson
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Poor little Miss Muffet!
Let's make some cute spiders,
so next time she won't be so frightened!
These arachnid treats are easy to make and they look positively lifelike crawling across your child's snack plate.
2 round crackers (like Ritz) 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
8 small pretzel sticks
With the peanut butter, make a cracker sandwich.
Insert eight pretzel "legs" into the filling.
Place them 4 on one side, and 4 on the opposite side.
With a dab of peanut butter, set two raisin "eyes" on top, front.
I do have a photo, but I can't figure out how to get it to the blog. Sorry.
Use your imagination, and I'm sure they will be cute!
So just what is a "tuffet"?
Well, it can be a little stool to sit on,
or it can be a patch of grass, like a tuft of grass.
In most of the pictures/illustrations/paintings that I have found,
Miss Muffet is sitting on a low stool.
A vintage Jessie Wilcox Smith postcard
Here is a great Spider Iris Folding pattern, courtesy of Chona:
If you can't quite remember how to do Iris Folding,
type into my search box "iris folding" and a nice tutorial should pop up,
along with several more patterns. These will be in different blogs.
1889 vintage illustration
There is a charming coloring page on Mary Engelbreit's web site: