I thought I'd show you a few things I've been working on for Sadie's party, so here's a game I made the other day. Pin the cherry on the ice cream cone.
gah! cute. I know toddlers probably won't really "get" this game, but the cute factor is off the charts! (in my head it is at least...)
I used wrapping paper for the ice cream part, two layers because it had a blue polka dot back. (reversible) Didn't want that showing through! heavens to Betsy!
I was bent on the cone looking "real", like a waffle cone, so I cut up some butcher paper (from my mom, thanks momma!), with my rotary cutter, in 1 inch strips, and taped them to one side of my cone-shaped piece of poster board (left side), then across the other way, and then kinda wove them together. I'm sure there's a tutorial out there somewhere for this technique but I was too lazy-er-focused, to look one up. Luckily it worked out and looks pretty good. whew!
For the cherries, I bought this pack of paper apples at the dollar store, and with a few snips of the scissors...
...they turned into cherries! Pretty clever huh? Ok, I thought so and got pretty excited in the store about my idea, also about not hand-cutting out a bunch of cherries. Sadie probably thought I was weird. Although she was pretty enamored with her lady bug wings she found there, so she probably didn't even notice anything but those. ;D