ART ON THE ROAD: Pilgrim Hats

ART, Thanksgiving


Hola friends. What a week over here at Casa Sueiro. Largo has been sick with a high fever, but he is improving after a solid dose of antibiotics. Phew! We have a long list of deadlines (can you say college all-nighter anyone) and we woke up to an inch of water on our bathroom floor. I don’t think it is anything serious, but I thought you (especially mom) would get a kick out of it considering the toilet fiasco we had in Paris. Luckily, we have a second bathroom so it is not a huge deal.

There happens to be a couple of people out there that think we are on a one year VACATION and I feel the need to correct this misunderstanding. Now, I will not deny that this is a grand adventure, but we still work, have sick kids and much more, as you can see from the opening paragraph. So, I beg of you, please do not make the comment that we are on a ONE YEAR VACATION or you might be met with some serious angst and a rather lengthy description of a day in our life (wink, wink).

It’s almost Thanksgiving back in the US and for those of you who are cooking a big meal you are probably knee-deep in menu planning. Do you need a food craft to entertain the kids?

Obviously Thanksgiving is not celebrated here in Costa Rica. We are still deciding what we want to do for the special day. Should we do a traditional dinner or just give thanks for this awesome life we have and maybe dine out? While we figure out our plans I am going to leave you with a fun, inexpensive and creative food craft to keep the kiddos busy while you are stuffing the bird or drinking the wine, however you roll. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



  • I cup of vanilla frosting
  • 7 drops of yellow food coloring (we were out of this so we just made them white)
  • 32 miniature peanut butter cups
  • 1 package (11 ounces) fudge striped cookies (no stripes at our grocery store so we improvised)
  • 32 pieces of orange mini Chiclet gum (we used an orange jelly bean cut in half instead)


  1. In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups.
  2. Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting.
  3. Position over center hole on the bottom of the cookie, forming the hatband and crown.
  4. Add a buckle using Chiclets gum.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving or a great day if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving.

Thanks for following us and remember to adventure.


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