Monday, May 16, 2011

S'mores for the Last Day of School


I cannot believe my daughter's last day of school is this Friday!  How did that happen so fast?

For fun, Piper always takes a little good-bye gift for all the kids in her class.  I have seen lots of little s'mores kits on the message boards this past winter and spring.  So many cute ones!  I decided to use that idea and create some for her class. 

I found the most wonderful flavored marshmallows.  Piper loves the strawberry ones but I am in love with the caramel marshmallows! 

After we did a little test kit last week, I found that the marshmallows get hard after 3 days in the sealed plastic bags that I purchased for packaging.  I am guessing that the combination of air in the bag and the graham crackers cause this.  Since I didn't want to wait until Friday morning to put these together, I ended up using a little Saran Wrap to individually wrap each marshmallow to keep it fresh before placing them in the bags with the other ingredients.  I bet you are thinking it wouldn't matter if it got hard since we are microwaving it.  That's what I thought too, but nope, it makes a big difference!  Are you impressed how thoroughly I test these projects?  *brushing the crumbs off my chin*

I created the text on the computer for the fronts and for the directions that will go on the back of the bags.  I wanted a fun play on words.

The directions are on the back of the bag topper.
I used Campin' Critters for the little porcupine.  I loved that I was able to find a little guy roasting a marshmallow! 
The googly eye were adhered with E6000 so they wouldn't pop off!
I cut him at 2-1/2" on my Expression.  At that size, starting with the largest shape (the outline), I was able to get 12 on the page when I used Autofill.  That allowed me to know that I wouldn't need any more than one sheet of paper for each layer.
I used Liquid Applique to give the paper marshmallows dimension and texture.  I applied a thin layer so it wouldn't pop up too high; I wanted it to look like a roasting marshmallow!  I found that leaving the heat source on it caused it to brown!  I love that!!!

I used reclosable bags that are 4"x6".  For the bag toppers, I cut patterned paper into twelve 3"x4" pieces.  They were folded in half to finish at 1.5"x4".  This used only one sheet and fit the bags perfectly.  I used ATG tape to apply the greeting and directions to the topper, as well as to adhere the critter in place!
Thank you for visiting my blog... now I have to figure out some kiddo activities for next week and the rest of the summer.  Yikes!!!  (Wasn't it winter like a month ago?!)

19 comments:

Cindy said...

I love this project. Great way you did the marshmallow. I'm gonna have to look for those caramel marshmallows now that I know they exist.

Missie said...

This is awesome! I really love the marshmallow. I can't wait to try that technique! Thanks for sharing!

Got2BCrafting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these Nadia!!! What a fabulous idea ~ I know the kids are gonna love them too! The marshmellow with the applique looks awesome.:) My kids aren't out of school until June 9th, 17 more school days to go (but no one is counting here! LOL!) Thanks for sharing this adorable project.
Lori

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Awwww! These are ADORABLE!!! :-)

Tanya said...

Oh those look so yummy! What a clever ideal. I'm going to be on the lookout for those flavored marshmallows....

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an adorable idea... AND I am sure all the kids are going to love it... Very very creative. AND I know it must have been torture tasting those marshmallows to make sure everyone was ok. :-)

Boomer Knows said...

WOW! You have been busy, I bet these will be well loved by Piper's classmates! I bet you are the favorite "class Mom" for sure:)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, man! Wish I were in her class! They sound yummy. Love your little porcupine, He is too cute roasting his 'mallow! The kids are just gonna love these and your dd will be so proud to pass them out! I miss those days!

Ladybug said...

That is just toooooooo cute/sweet! What lucky kids!! :-)

Brenda said...

Very cute! The kids are going to love those.

KreativeKarla said...

these are sooo cute.. i love the technique...where do you get the liquid aplique...that looks sooo cool. I may have to steal...I mean borrow this idea;)
Karla

Nathaniel Hathaway said...

OMG! Your Site is amazing!!!! You do such incredibly detailed and fun work!!! I'll have to keep working on my site and my Cricuting.

Suzanne said...

So cute Nadia. Thanks for all your inspiration. Come over to my blog for an award. http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

These are adorable. Thanks for sharing this idea.

I have an award for you.

http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/2011/05/2-more-awards.html

Julie
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Stephanie said...

Too cute! Nadia!! :)

And I got my e2 today!!! I hope youve either gotten yours or will get yours soon!

Stephanie said...

Lol! I just got your message! Yay! I cant wait to see what amazing projects youre gonna make with it!

mkh12.3 said...

I loved it and had to scraplift it. However for a marketing meetin. Looking forward to S'more referrals.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Really good post!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Nadia your lovely Smores project will be featured on Fantabulous Friday tomorrow at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Hope you will stop by to check it out. :)

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