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#Project 210: DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

Bloesem Kids | Annelies's DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

DIY Rice Cake Bunnies by Annelies

My dear son is almost turning 1. One year already! As this is a very festive event, I wanted to make him and his friends at the daycare centre some nice treats. I didn't want them too unhealthy, but also not terribly healthy either because it’s still a party right? So I decided to decorate rice cakes into sweet little bunnies! Annelies

What you'll need:
*Rice cakes
*Coloured paper
*Pencil
*Scissors
*Glue
*Foil

Bloesem Kids | Annelies's DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

Step 1: Cut the ears, eyes and nose from the paper. You'll need 2 ears from the coloured paper, 2 "inner" ears in white, 2 eyeballs in white, 2 pupils in black, a nose from the coloured paper and six whiskers also from coloured paper. For me, I cut the shapes directly from the paper, but if you like them extra neat perhaps you can sketch the shapes first or make a mould.
Step 2: Glue the "inner" ears to the ears, the pupils to the eyes and the whiskers to the nose.
Step 3: Put some foil over the rice cakes and glue the ears, nose and eyes to the foil.

Bloesem Kids | Annelies's DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

Bloesem Kids | Annelies's DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

Bloesem Kids | Annelies's DIY Rice Cake Bunnies

Enjoy and have a great party! - Annelies

Thanks Annelies for such a sweet and adorable DIY! 

.. Annelies of Allihoppa

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#Project 209: Hand Illustrated party balloons

Bloesem kids craft| Hand illustrated party balloons

DIY Hand Illustrated Party Balloons by Anouk van der El from Make History

A quick and easy decor idea to pump up any festive gathering or party!

What you will need:
* coloured balloons that fit your theme 
* paint markers (choose colours that will stand out against the balloon)
* optional: Helium (if you would like the balloons to float, alternatively you can tie them to curtain rods or along a string stretched across the corners of a room)

Bloesem kids craft| Hand illustrated party balloons

Let's begin!

Step 1: Draw your designs on the balloons.
Step 2: Blow up the balloons/ fill them with helium.
Step 3: As the balloons stretch and fill with air you will notice that your designs become more and more transparent and hard to see.
Step 4: Go over your designs again with the markers to make them more obvious, you can also go ahead and add more designs eg. polka dots, stripes.. or draw outlines of your designs with other colours.

Bloesem kids craft| Hand illustrated party balloons

Bloesem kids craft| Hand illustrated party balloons

Isn't it easy? Quick and simple so you can spend more time on other crucial details of the party like the ever important catering arrangements.. now off you go to have the time of your lives..

Thank you Anouk  for making party decor less of a tedious task!

.. Make History! with a Timecapsule
.. Make History! with a Little Quote Jar

Bloesem kids craft| Hand illustrated party balloons

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#Project 208: Wooden spoon puppets

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

DIY Wooden spoon dolls by Wimke

It's a rainy day. Take a look in your cutlery drawer, there is always something you can use. Grab some wooden spoons and draw faces on it. I am not a great artist but with a little help from the instructions of Caroline Ellerbeck (How to draw a doll) I made 5 girls and a boy puppet out of wooden spoons. 

What you'll need:
* Wooden Spoons
* Pencil
* Black Fineliner
* Paint
* Acrylic Paint
* Paint Brushes

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

How to: Using a pencil, draw faces onto the spoons. Then trace over the pencil marks with the fineliner. Paint the hair and the clothes on the wooden spoon's handle with a small brush. 

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

Final touches: Let them dry and the puppet theater can begin! - Wimke

Bloesem kids craft | Wooden spoon puppets

Thank you Wimke

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