Following on from my last ‘Strawberry Pot‘ post, this is a bowl made using the same technique of layering tissue paper and paper mache glue.
The Sunflower Bowl is very simple to make as you only need to layer 8-12 sheets of tissue rather than many small pieces of torn paper as you would in normal paper mache. Pictured below is a lid I made using the same technique but with brown tissue. Click here for full instructions (PDf)
Traditionally, a Lamington is spongecake covered with chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. This is an extension of a previous post I did – Strawberry Heart Lamingtons. I make coloured Lamingtons by covering chunks of spongecake in syrup instead of chocolate. The syrup is a combination of jelly crystals, butter, water and icing sugar. The fish lolllies (from Big W) are stuck on the top with a small dollop of melted White Chocolate Melts. Click here for full recipe and instructions(Pdf)
This is an easy activity for a children’s party. Provide jugs of primary coloured drinks and the children can mix new colours and flavours to make fun ‘mocktails’ For the ingredients, explore the drinks aisle of your local supermarket. If you cannot find the right colours, try adding a little food colouring to lemonade. In these examples I have used a combination of raspberry cordial, lemonade, pineapple juice and colouring. The cups are decorated with ‘Crepe Flower Ties‘ from the previous post.
*Tips* Make a weak solution of blue and a medium/weak solution of red, otherwise the drinks will turn out too dark. If you are using food colouring, try using ‘Rose Pink’ instead of plain red as it will produce a better range of colours.
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.
*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.
The ‘felt’ used in this project is actually a type of kitchen sponge I found at the supermarket. It looks and feels much like felt and provides a perfect surface to attach Velcro to. Of course, you could use real felt – available by the piece or off the roll at haberdashery and craft stores.