Three warm days in a row! Martin and Sylvia see only dirty, melting snow — but Daddy has ideas. He suggests they try tapping one of the maple trees to see if the sap is running. When they hear the steady drip-drip-drip of maple sap, they know "sugaring" season has begun! It's time to make maple syrup!
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Maple Syrup Candy
Even if you don’t have a maple tree to tap or, like me, your climate isn’t right for the sap to really flow, you can still get in on the fun of sugaring season by making maple syrup candy. You’ll only need three ingredients: pure maple syrup, butter, and a patch of clean snow.
Sparkle Craft: Maple Watercolor Notecards
If you're feeling wistful for this late-winter tradition, give this week's craft a try. These watercolor notecards use maple syrup as a base to make the paints swirl into lovely patterns and shapes.