It's May 1!! April Showers bring May Flowers right?
Even if you have a black thumb in the garden you can still produce some beautiful flowers in the kitchen. I promise you, no matter how uncomfortable you are in the kitchen, you can do this one.
I was so thrilled when I came across this idea this morning and realized I already had everything needed in my cupboards.
First, bake some cupcakes. We had a box of white confetti cupcake mix on hand, so that's what we used.
Then you ice them. We used cream cheese icing that we had in the cupboard. You could use any light coloured icing.
This is a great job for the little ones because it doesn't matter what they look like when iced; you are going to cover the tops anyway. They will feel quite important doing this job.
While they are doing that, you can cut mini marsmallows in half diagonally. Marshmallows are sticky on the inside and that's what you want to expose.
Once cut, you may have to pull each half apart a bit to expose the sticky part.
Gently dip the sticky part of the marshmallow into some coloured sugar
And stick it (sticky side up) onto the cupcake.
Look at that lip stuck out in concentration.
You can use sprinkles too.
So very simple, pretty, and kid friendly.
Playing "He loves me..he loves me not" with the "petals".
The blog where I found this idea (see link below) used green licorice for the "stems". I couldn't find any green licorice today, but I actually came up with an idea I like better.
I got this little clay pot at Walmart for 57 cents and filled it with a bit of green tissue paper.
How cute would these be as Mother's Day Gifts? A great little project for Mom and the kids to enjoy together, to make for Grandma, or a project for Dad and the kids to make for Mom (hint hint Daddy readers...), etc. The kids could even decorate the pots with paint, their handprints, stickers, markers, etc. The pot makes them easy for traveling too. They would make cute centerpieces for your Mother's Day meal.
Or, instead of pots, you could use the little saucers that you can get for the pots too.
Whether you make them to celebrate Spring, Mother's Day, or just for fun...
As much as I wish I can take credit for this idea, I can't. I got the idea here.