It’s so hard to blog before Christmas. I don’t want to spoil any surprises! So y’all get a post-Christmas post of some of the items I made to give out this year. The first are these cute li’l makeup bags I made for my friends. I used the new Bonnie and Camille Day Sail fabrics to make most of them. I love how they turned out and plan on making more in a few different sizes to have on hand for birthday gifts this year. I filled these with chocolates or other fun things like nail polish, necklace, and lip gloss or fun pens and a mini notebook.
For Christmas I crocheted my daughter a bunch of these scarves for her friends. We rolled them up and tied them with ribbon and a candy cane. They are pretty quick and inexpensive to make.
My fabulous sister-in-law asked me to make her daughter a skirt for Christmas. We picked out this tiered skirt tutorial and she brought over the supplies. The fabric is a little on the thicker/heavier side sothe skirt flaired out even more. Fit for a five year old princess. By the way, skirts are tough to photograph when not on a body, in case you were wondering.
I also made our Disney tree a new Minnie-inspired tree skirt.
I’ll be back with my other projects I’ve been working on soon. Hope y’all had a Merry Christmas and were able to get all your Christmas projects done. I still have a couple of quilts to finish up…
When planning parties for my daughter’s second grade class, I try to think of something different that they haven’t done at every other party. This is the fun penguin I came up with for the treat station.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own.
- Regular size Oreo’s
- Mini Oreo’s
- Candy orange slices
- White candy melts
- Candy eyes or mini chocolate chips
- Royal icing
- Butter knives
- Small paper plates
Give each child the following on a paper plate-
- 1 large Oreo
- 1 mini Oreo
- 1 orange slice
- 1 candy melt
- 2 eyes
Use your icing to attach the candy melt belly close to the bottom and the eyes at the top. Using your butter knife, cut one small corner off and then two larger slices from the center. Eat the left over half (the kids loved that part). The cut orange slices are sticky enough that you won’t need the icing to attach them. Use the smaller cut for the beak and the larger two for the feet. To finish him off, twist your mini Oreo in half and break one side down the middle. Attach with icing to the sides for the wings. Eat the other half of the Oreo. Then let the kids eat their penguin or take them home.
I only took two piping bags of royal icing and we ended up with seven kids at each station. I’d suggest taking more than that. The kids wanted to assemble their whole penguin before handing the icing to their class mate. They all finished in time but were frustrated by having to wait.
I love to see the kids all make their penguins different. I had a couple of boys make one-eyed penguins and another little girl that used the rest of her orange to make wings. I never know if taking a camera into the classroom is a good idea or not so I didn’t. Not sure all the parents want their kids faces posted on the net.