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how to draw HALLOWEEN week: zombie hand marshmallows

zombie marshmallows for Halloween

 

In a break from my usual schedule, this week I’m going to show you how to draw a different Halloween marshmallow every day.

Yesterday was Jack O’ Lanterns. Today is zombie hands.

Drawing on marshmallows is the quickest, easiest, most interesting treat you can make for a party. For tips on edible markers, where to buy them and how to use them, CLICK HERE. You’ll also find links below to buying on amazon.

 

zombie marshmallows for Halloween

 

DAY TWO: How to draw ZOMBIE HAND Halloween marshmallows.

 I feel as though I’d be well-equipped to face the zombie apocalypse.  I watch The Walking Dead, so I know what to do.

 

You will need:*

marshmallows
black, 2 shades of green, brown edible writers
lollipop sticks (optional)

*Find sticks in the craft store. For edible writer resources, click HERE. Or, see below. I like the Wilton shade of lime green for the zombie, but if you can only find one shade of green, that’s fine too.

 

zombie marshmallows for Halloween

 

Draw the design as shown on the marshmallow. Skewer with a lollipop stick if you like. To draw a zombie hand, 1. Draw a mound of dirt with brown. 2. Draw a green hand (don’t worry about precision, this is a zombie). 3. Draw lines of grass. 4. Outline the hand and dirt with black.

zombie_howto

 

MY FAVORITE EDIBLE WRITERS

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how to draw HALLOWEEN week: Jack O’ Lantern marshmallows

pumpkin Halloween marshmallows

In a break from my usual schedule, this week I’m going to show you how to draw a different Halloween marshmallow every day.

Drawing on marshmallows is the quickest, easiest, most interesting treat you can make for a party. For tips on edible markers, where to buy them and how to use them, CLICK HERE. You’ll also find links below to buying on amazon.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween marshmallows

 

 

DAY ONE: How to draw JACK O’ LANTERN Halloween marshmallows.

 

You will need:*

marshmallows
black, orange and green edible writers
lollipop sticks (optional)

*Find sticks in the craft store. For edible writer resources, click HERE. Or, see below.

 

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Draw the design as shown on the marshmallow. Skewer with a lollipop stick if you like. To draw a Jack O’ Lantern, 1. Draw the orange pumpkin. 2. Draw a stem and vine with green. 3. Outline the pumpkin and draw the face with black.

pumpkin_howto

 

 

MY FAVORITE EDIBLE WRITERS

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cookbook GIVEAWAY! Decorating Cookies PARTY

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Even though this cookbook is brand spanking new, it brings me back many years. Because that is how long I’ve known and admired and adored Bridget Edwards of Bake at 350. She is clever cookie perfection. And so is her latest book, Decorating Cookies PARTY, published by Lark Crafts.

If you want to seriously impress at your next shindig…   Decorating Cookies Party opens with all the cookie decorating basics you need and includes five cookie recipes (including pink lemonade and gluten-free chocolate! those need an exclamation point), as well as a bonus bit on hosting a cookie decorating party. Ten themed party ideas and 50 different cookie designs fill the pages. You’ve got birthday party, book club, garden party, monster mash-up, outer space, princess, tailgate, under the sea, and baby.

Here’s a little peek inside at a birthday party. They are simple but clever,  and easy to recreate with Bridget’s guidance. And you can mix up the colors and numbers for anyone’s birthday. Each of the party themes is just as versatile.

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And now… the GIVEAWAY!!

Want to win a copy?

Leave a comment before Friday, 17th, 2014, midnight EST

for a chance to win a copy of Decorating Cookies Party

Winner randomly drawn.

Winner has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn.

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giveaway_CookiesParty_cover

 

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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND ponchos

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I’m afraid I’ve been remiss with any exciting DC experiences this week. But when you live in a place, one often is too tired to be exciting. So instead I’ll show you proof of the useful cleverness out there in blogland. A few weeks ago in my Wednesday Links I shared this DIY poncho. And I made it. Me, old can’t-sew-a-straight-line. Old, how-does-this-sewing-machine-thing-work? It was very easy. I took the blogger’s advice and shortened the neck an inch on each side. My daughter chose the fleece. Rainbow zebra, naturally.

 

Here are your links. Remember to follow all the Wednesday Links on Pinterest.

I don’t know how to type robot voice, so just pretend I’m saying it in robot voice: Robot pumpkins.

Or, make burger pumpkins.

LOVE! Candy corn pom poms.

Very clever tool to save your produce.

Hee hee. Sugar wafer monsters.

Popcorn ball brains!

Great way to teach a toddler colors.

Make awesome fruit eyeglasses.

 

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Craft Book Review: Duct Tape Mania!

Let’s talk about something sticky. Duct tape. My friend,  Amanda Formaro, creative genius over at Crafts by Amanda, has published her first two craft books for kids ages 6 to 12 in the Mania series: Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania. I’ve already covered rubber bands. Now it’s DUCT TAPE that makes me manic.

 

Duct Tape Mania

 

Duct Tape Mania has all kinds of crafts, activities and games. Stuff to wear (bracelets and belts), stuff to carry (like wallets and tablet cases), stuff for your room (like a lamp shade, vase or flowers), stuff for school (decorate your locker, make a book jacket), and stuff for fun (jump rope, play a football game). You can even have a whole duct tape party or make a Halloween costume from duct tape.

Did you know duct tape helped repair Apollo 13? Or that duct tape can heal a wart? Oh yeah, there are lots of fun facts, too.

We made: Duct Tape Flowers! Oh so easy and oh so pretty. Instead of a pencil, I used a cookie stick (available from the craft store) for the stem. I want to make more with that rainbow duct tape I bought that mysteriously disappeared into the depths of my house. It’s been sucked into some other dimension with all our missing socks and Legos, I’m just sure of it. But how cool are these?? Duct tape is a miracle.

duct tape flowers

 

NOTE: I received a copy of Duct Tape Mania, but all opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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