Clara helped me make up some cute treat bags this afternoon — using paper plates and watercolor markers! We had so much fun making these, and they are perfect for filling with popcorn, pretzels, or other yummy snacks.
I used watercolor markers on the back of a paper plate to color the outer rim yellow, a middle circle orange, and left the center of the plate white. Note — to keep kids from painting the center of the plate, a can of beans or something similar would work well to cover it up.
Next, I invited her over to “paint” the plate using just water. She LOVED this, and it was great fun to watch the yellow and orange ink blend!!
Also, when I colored the plate I left some white spaces, which is perfectly fine because when Clara went over the ink with a wet paintbrush, all of the white spaces blended away. Like magic!!
Allow to dry completely, then use scissors to cut the plate in half, and roll each piece up into a cone shape. Staple in place.
Use a hole punch to punch holes in either side, and thread some ribbon through for a handle. Clara loved filling these with air-popped popcorn for a fun afternoon snack!!
Simple, festive, and very frugal!
Twitter Party!! — Just a reminder, I’m hosting a fun Stonyfield Twitter party tomorrow (Wednesday, 10/26) at 8pm EST! No RSVP needed! Chat about organics and healthy on-the-go snacks — and you could win prizes… Woot!! For details, click here.