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11 Mar, 2008

March Break, Day two con’t

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty|Photography

Here are the results of today’s creativity THUS FAR.

First up, Emma and Sarah’s cupcakes (er, at least the ones that made it home):

 cupcake class -  what Sarah brought home

 cupcake class -  what Emma brought home

And here is the project I tried out, DIY felt fortune cookies (!):

DIY fortune cookies

Pretty nifty huh? They’re also very easy for kids to make. I originally got the idea from here but made a couple of changes. I cut the felt into smaller four inch circles (using the mug in the photo as a guide), and doubled up the floral wire by folding it in half over itself and twisting it around. I’m pretty pleased with the final result!

Now I’m off to make some chicken stock and do some Actual Paid Work.

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3 Responses to "March Break, Day two con’t"

1 | Nicol

March 11th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

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Love the fortune cookies. What a fun idea for Chinese New Year or even for a fun midweek activity/dessert. It would be fun to serve with some fun Chinese food.

2 | BeachMama

March 11th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

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I love those cupcakes they are so cute. And the fortune cookies. I heart Martha, I have to say it. Her crew comes up with some pretty fun designs.

3 | J.

March 12th, 2008 at 8:37 am

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Cute cupcakes. I like the gummy worm trail.

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