October 2, 2011

Owl Cupcakes

Again, being the holidays we have to keep some little people entertained around here and yesterday these were it!

All you need are some cupcakes, icing, Oreo biscuits and smarties!

Yes these owls look like they have seen better days!
BUT... they were all made by a 7, 5 and 2 1/2 year old and we could still tell what they were meant to look like and that's all that matters lol

They actually look a little scared lol

Sadly overnight some evil child ate the eyes right out of this poor owl!
I have my suspicions...

Happy Baking people!

Rice/Bean Bags for the kids

These would have to be THE most easiest thing to sew EVER!
Square Bean/Rice bags!

I lined mine with calico just for extra durability (After thee husband decided to start pegging them at people I was glad I did)

Cut out 2 lots of (14cm x 14cm) pieces of material in any fabric you like If you want a lining cut out another 2 (14 x 14cm) squares Remember you're going to make these inside out then once they are sewn you turn them out the right way...

Facing your 2 pieces of material RIGHT SIDES together, add your lining either side of those so the calico is on the outer sides...

kind of like a sandwich ... the calico is your bread and the fancy material is your filling!

Then you sew around the edges (1/4 inch seam) leaving an inch wide hole for an opening. I did this twice just to make sure the rice stays in good!

With your opening turn your little bags the right way out (a pencil comes in handy here) and use a funnel (or cardboard made into a cone) to fill in some rice, beans, pasta etc

With a needle and thread turn your hem in and blanket stitch the opening closed.

It's the school holidays here and I thought this would give my 3 something to do, and it has, as well as Daddy teaching them to peg them at each other!

June 25, 2011

Popcorn Cones...

So if you are going to make popcorn why not make popcorn cones! The kids will love it not to mention rationing out the popcorn lol !

Now I'm sure there have been many who have made these before so there is no claim to fame here! but you can find the tutorial here or you can get a dinner plate and a piece of 12x12 paper and trace out your circle cut it in half and there is your cone template!

It can take a few goes to get it right, have some sticky tape or glue ready on hand to quickly hold it place one you finally get that perfect shape!