Family Night Fun

    “Family Night Fun,” Friend, November 2018

    Family Night Fun

    Here’s an idea for family home evening. What other ideas can you come up with?

    instructions for making stuffed-sock animal

    Photographs by Ashley Barnett; Potato Illustration by Mark Robison

    Comfort Critters

    Read “Thanks and Giving” on page 10. See page 35 of the January 2017 Friend to see how to make no-sew fleece blankets. Or make these soft animals for kids who need some cheering up! Here’s what you need:


    cotton or other soft stuffing

    hot glue




    1. Fill a sock with stuffing. Fold over the open end and have an adult help glue it down with hot glue.

    2. Cut shapes out of the felt to make arms, legs, ears, a tummy, a tail, and whatever else you want!

    3. Glue the pieces down and draw on a face.

    Mashed Potato Bites

    Make this cheesy snack with your family! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

    1/4 cup bacon bits

    2/3 cup cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping

    1 egg

    3 cups mashed potatoes

    cooking spray

    1. Mix the bacon bits, cheese, and egg into the mashed potatoes.

    2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Scoop the potato mixture into each cup and press it into place. Sprinkle the top with cheese.

    3. Bake at 375˚F (190˚C) for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown.

    More Ideas

    Read “Chalk Service” (page 9). Share a nice message with one of your neighbors!

    Read “Count Your Blessings” (page FJ8). Everyone say one thing you’re grateful for.