Monday, November 22, 2010

Treats for Tiny Hands.

My mother-in-law had surgery the other day, so my sister-in-law and her little boy flew in to be with her and help out for the week. During the surgery, I kept her son (Levi's cousin) and they had so much fun playing together.

I thought it would be fun to make a little Thanksgiving "craft", and though it didn't turn out exactly as planned, it was so very special and a lot of memorable fun!

First I traced their little hands.

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After I cut their handprint out from the paper, I traced them in sugar cookie dough and placed them on a baking sheet.

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Threw some store bought icing into separate zip lock baggies and added some food coloring while the cookies were baking.

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The boys weren't quite sure what to think.

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(Levi is 3.5 months (to the day) younger than his cousin ... and taller!)

They were more interested in drumming on the chairs.

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Ummmm.. So. During the baking process, the handprints spread ... into giant bear paws.

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I had to get a knife and cut so the fingers would show.

Because, we were making turkeys!

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HA! HA! HA! HA!

Hey, we never claimed to be pros. :)

"Mom, these don't look like the picture we saw online."

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We took one of Levi's hand and one of Des' hand and brought them to Grammy at the hospital for a "get well soon" gift. She loved them. As only a Grammy could.

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The boys were more interested in eating the cookies than decorating them.

We also made these. They were much easier.

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We had an awesome day together! And yes, feel free to submit these to the Food Network for a Thanksgiving treat competition. We are SURE to win. "Hands" down. ;)

16 comments:

  1. So cute and so much more fun than those construction paper hands. :D

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

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  2. Love the pictures. Their expressions in the ones where they are holding the bags of frosting crack me up! How fun your day must have been. Ready for baby #2?

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  3. OMG!!! Those boys are the cutest darned things... I love the second pic of them, and how Levi's cousin is glancing over at him... hilarious!!! What a fun project Whitney!! hehe!!

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  4. Hahaha! Love this. I love the "These don't look like the pictures online" picture! Adorable.

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  5. I love the caption saying these don't look like the pictures. hahahaha. They are very cute!

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  6. LOVE where they're stealing the candy corn. So cute.

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  7. I think they turned out great! Good memories, and you probably cheered Becky right up. :)

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  8. cute! I love the turkey hands! they are just adorable!

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  9. Those boys are so cute!! I love the way they are looking at the plastic bags and then the way Levi was looking at the cookies. SO cute!

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  10. Sooo cute!!... I hope your family and you have a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. What a fun Thanksgiving idea! The boys looked like they were having a blast.

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  12. What a great idea. And very cute! The boys look so adorable in the pictures!

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  13. This is adorable!!
    xoxo
    www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

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  14. I couldnt help but burst out laughing when the pawprint picture came up. Girl, we have all been there.

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  15. I love this craft! Too cute!!!

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  16. Those cookies look awesome, next time you may want to look up the No Fail Sugar Cookie recipie. Those cookie do not spread while baking.

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