Monday, May 16, 2011

Recyclable Treats for our 'sweet shop'

I had one of those moments again where inspiration hit with a fun idea for the girlies. 

So come along and see how sweet an egg carton, bottle caps and a cardboard box can really be, at our Sweet Treats Shop. Pretty tasty!!
From this:
and this:

To this:

and this:

 Come to the Sweet Treat Shop right down the hallway
 for some great homemade (recyclable) treats.

The other picture above was staged but this one wasn't. I thought it was so cute her sitting there waiting for one of us to come by. :) 

Afiyet Olusn!!

 Picture Tutorial 
~ egg carton fabric cupcakes:
Cut up egg carton and paint individual cups.

Decorate with beads and ribbon ~my girls favorite part~ and there you have it, recyclable Treats.

For our tea:

The cardboard box for the Sweet Treats Shop window came from our makeshift theater in this post if you all remember.  Sometimes I get these ideas in my head and they get bigger and bigger :). This one wasn't too big but it did take time and I wanted to do most of it 'with' the girls and that takes more time, so on the opening day :) of the Sweet Treats Shop not to much house work got done and Isaac spent a lot of the evening with his Baba in order for us girlies to have a 'sweet' time. :)

Being creative with my girls is fun and challenging. I often have the beginning idea and then they continue the idea with this and thats along the way. One challenging thing is 'letting' them create and not try and make them do it my way, the "better" way.  Perfection is not the goal it is allowing them to come up with their own ideas and use their God given imagination and creativity to explore and dream up fun things on their own.  ~ Always learning.

from my west corner over here


mamabyrd said...

What a fun idea for a craft for a tea party. I think I'll have to use that one. I just love pretend food--it's my all time favorite toy of my kids.

Jill said...

OH that is just fabulous! I love the egg carton cupcakes- and the shop is brilliant! Hours of fun!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

rebekah said...

That is so adorable!

Sugar Swings said...

awesome idea and so creative!!! can't wait to do something like that will my littles!

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said...

Cute idea! I love the Sweet Shop. It reminds me of a class project we did way back in 2nd grade. We loved going to each other's shops and "buying" (trading) things. Such a great idea to do that at home!

Katy said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

LocalFunForKids said...

They are so pretty and I love the fact they are made from things you found around the house.
Thanks for linking up with Fun for kids Friday. Have a great weekend!

Ticia said...

Very cute, I'm going to have to add this to my list of things to do..... It's a long list

Jamie W. said...

I found your blog from Pinterest! I love all your fun play ideas! My kids would love this. Thanks so much for sharing.

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