Sam has lately been too occupied with his toys to be interested in crafts, but he woke up last Saturday in the mood for making a new stuffed animal. We have a book with some patterns, which we used to make Candy, the colorful beetle. Sam spent some time looking through the book on Saturday morning, choose a pattern, and we got started. We made Candy when Sam was 3, and I remember it being a frustrating experience because Sam’s abilities weren’t up to his ambition. This time around, he was able to help much more. We both had a good time making this’d one. It’s name is Excuse Me Chocolate Bar Candy. Candy had been renamed Excuse Me Electric Candy. Candy is their family name. They enjoy eating the chicken stuffed animal Dave made for Sam when he was a baby.