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Our one of a kind backpack pins are sweet, stylish, and easy enough for beginner sewers. You'll need canvas and upholstery rate fabrics, embroidery floss, a large-eye needle, and a safety pin. First, cut 5 or 6 circles in different sizes from the fabric. Stack them from largest to smallest. Thread embroidery floss through a large-eye needle, knot the end, and sew through the center of the stack. Make several stitches to create an asterisk shape. Whip stitch the non-fastening side of the safety pin to the back making sure to sew through only 1 or 2 layers. Tie up the floss and trim the excess. These fun fabric flower pins add style and panache to any back-to-school look.
Kick off the school year with a special package that's stuffed with new school supplies.
These school-themed treats are a fun way for your little scholar to mark the start of a new school year. To make several boards, you'll need: a chocolate bar, a toothpick, a quarter cup of powdered sugar, soft caramel candies, and white sprinkles. Divide the chocolate bar into 4 equal pieces along its grooves. To make a board, use the toothpick to etch a message or drawing into the back of one of the chocolate pieces. If needed, brush away any excess chocolate. Place a sheet of wax paper on your work surface. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the bar then gently rub it into the etch marks. Use a lightly dampened paper towel to wipe away any sugar that is not trapped in the etching. Roll and flatten several caramels into long, thin strips. Cut them to fit the edges of the board. Moisten one side of each strip with water and press them into place to form a frame. Add a few sprinkles to the bottom of the board for chalk. Served up as a surprise, these chocolatey choc-board treats will earn you top marks from your child.
A sweet, ocean-themed cupcake that's perfect for a child's birthday party for kids.
Surprise your kids when they get home from school with a cool and healthy school-of-fish snack. To make some, you'll need plain whipped cream cheese, blue food coloring, mini rice cakes, assorted herbs and vegetables, and mini fish-shaped crackers. Tint a small tub of cream cheese with the food coloring. Spread dollops of mixture onto the rice cakes. Cut the herbs and vegetables. We use scallions, red bell peppers, broccoli and celery, and press them onto the cream cheese. Finish with mini fish-shaped crackers. These savory, under the sea banks make a wholesome classroom treat or afternoon munchy.
Give your child's wardrobe a splash of summer fun with a surfboard t-shirt. You'll need our surfboard template from familyfunmag.com, a pencil, scraps of fabric, paperback fusible web, sharp scissors, a pre-washed t-shirt, and an iron. Using the template, trace 5 surfboard shapes onto the paper side of the fusible web. Cut around the shapes leaving about a quarter-inch border. Place the fusible web surfboard paper-side up on to the back of a piece of fabric. Iron it on. Repeat for the other 4 pieces, cut out the shapes along the pencil line. Place your shirt on the ironing board. Peel the paper backing from the surfboards and position them on the shirt. Iron them in place. The surf's always up with this radical tee.
Hi. I'm Joy Howard from FamilyFun here to show you how to make fruit racer snacks. To make a fleet, you'll need an apple, grapes, and toothpicks. First, cut the apple into slices and halve the grapes. You'll need 2 grapes for each car. To assemble each vehicle, slide grape halves onto 2 toothpicks then skewer an apple slice. Add another grape half to each of the toothpicks. Assembled in a flash, these racecars are a healthy way for kids to refuel.
Hi. I'm Jordan DeFrank for FamilyFun Magazine here to show you how to make lollypapas, a sweet father's day treat. To make one, you'll need the lollypapa's template from familyfunmag.com, chocolate chips, Nilla wafers, a lollipop stick from the craft store, soft candy, white confetti sprinkles, edible food markers, card stock or paper, and markers. Color the shirts on the template and cut them out. Microwave 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips according to the package directions. Center a lollipop stick in the chocolate, give it a twist then place another cookie on top. Now mold the candy to make hair and other features. If needed, repeat the remaining chocolate then use it to attach the candy pieces and confetti sprinkle eyes. Use the food markers to draw people and other details. Finish by taking your shirt to the lollipop stick. These cute father's day cookie pops will be a welcome surprise on dad's special day.