Here is a novel method of serving the food at your next kids party. Pictured above is a decorated Styrofoam cone with plastic spoons inserted into the sides. This project is not too difficult to achieve but there are a few steps in the process. Especially if you make more than one recipe to fill the spoons with! Click here for full instructions and recipes
White Choc Crackle
The cone pictured has a coat of pink acrylic and a crepe floweron the top. You need to stick it to the serving tray with double sided foam tape to prevent it from toppling over when the spoons are removed.
Finally, to serve the party spoon tower I have used a cheap vanity mirror I found at the discount shop. I glued 3 glass stones to the base so it is easy to pick up.
These are made using Milk Arrowroot Biscuits. Chosen, obviously, because they are oval/egg shaped. If you’ve never seen, nor heard of, a Milk Arrowroot, you are clearly not reading this in Australia! But hopefully oval shaped, plain biscuits or cookies are available in your area.
The decorations featured are ‘Sour Straps’ and ‘Mini M&Ms’. However, most supermarkets will have a dazzling array of confectionary to chose from.
I’ve never been to Ireland, but am reliably informed that the sun is not often seen. So to make a suncatcher for St. Patricks Day may seem like an Irish joke. Perhaps, then, it is appropriately ironic? Happy St Patricks Day!
My suncatchers are made from 2 paper plates, some cellophane and a few decorative bits and pieces. They are designed to be hung in front of a window. The sun catches the inside and illuminates the object suspended within. Click the link below for instructions or watch the video on how to make a Valentines Suncatcher.
How to make a simple Valentines rose. All you need is coloured patty pans (or cake cases), green plastic drinking straws, pipe cleaners and scissors. The patty pans pictured are from IGA. I mention this as they have the ones which are coloured on both sides – sometimes hard to find. Here I have made a red rose, but you can make a variety of different flower types. See my video, below, for some other ideas.
This Sunday (6th February) is New Zealand National Day, or ‘Waitangi Day’. It commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6th, 1840. Waitangi Day is intended to celebrate the coming together of the indigenous Maori people and the European settlers of New Zealand.
The Poi is used in the traditional dances of the Maori people of New Zealand. Poi is the Maori word for ‘ball on a cord’. The cords are held in each hand and swung in rhythmic circular patterns while dancing. Red, white and black are traditional Maori colours. This project will show you how to make a standard Pom Pom, (and turn it into a Poi Poi if you wish).
The video below shows how traditional Maori dances are performed using the Poi.
Clickhere for full instructions on how to make a ‘Pom Pom Poi Poi’
No baking required for these sweet, sticky hearts. The sponge is store bought and the red syrup is little more than whisking a few ingredients together. Of course, you could bake a sponge if you’re really keen. But I personally couldn’t bake anything as good as the shop ones!
Ingredients: sponge cake, unsalted butter, strawberry jelly crystals, icing sugar, desicated coconut and a heart shaped cookie cutter.
(Use the leftover pieces of cake to make extra, mini, lamingtons.)
*Did you click here expecting to find a 4th of July recipe? Okay, I cheated a little. I’m in Australia and we celebrate ‘Australia Day’ in January. But we have the same colours on our flag as the US – we even have some white stars and red stripes! So I think this crafty recipe can travel abroad. Now, when is Bastille Day?….*
These are very simple to make, but you need to start preparing them 2 days in advance so that the jelly layers have time to set. I found the star sprinkles in IGA. The plastic shot cups can be found at party supplies or discount stores such as Red Dot.