Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Dippers
Paper Plate Handbags
Paper plates are a staple in any craft kit. The plain cardboard generic brands work best as they are thin and have no plastic coating on them. Hopeless for putting food on but brilliant for drawing, gluing, cutting, stapling and painting. Decorating is purely optional. If you are making this for a boy and wish to ‘man it up’ a little, tie it around their waist for a bum bag. (US readers, I think you call them ‘Fanny Bags’, but we don’t here in Australia – I’ll spare you the explanation. Google it if you’re curious)
Paper Plate Handbags are easy to make, all you need is 2 plates, a stapler and some ribbon or string. Decorating is entirely up to you. The plates pictured below have a coat of acrylic applied first. For a quick and easy project, leave the plates plain then children can decorate the finished bags with stickers, markers, crayons etc.
Click here for full instructions (Simple Bag)
Click here for full instructions (Pdf)
*Much cheaper than the real thing, AND you can barely tell the difference! Although, like the genuine article, try not to get it wet….
More of my paper plate crafts:
Paper Plate Basket
3D Opera House
Valentines Craft; Woven Paper Heart Basket
Valentines Craft; Patty Pan Rose
Valentines Day: Strawberry Heart Lamingtons
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.)
Click here to download recipe