Disney Paper Doll Printables

What is your child’s favourite Disney movie? Snow White? Frozen? Tangled? Whichever film your child likes best, there is a related Disney paper craft to match! We discovered free printable doll templates on the Disney website, road tested them and collated all the instructions and printables in one place so you can get started. Allow approximately 20 minutes to make each free-standing paper doll, but allow hours of imaginative play time for your child!

Disney Printable Paper Dolls

You will need

Printing paper or thin card
PVA glue
Scissors

Method

1. Follow the links below to your chosen paper craft doll and open the printable.

2. Print onto paper or cardboard (cardboard works best).

3. Cut out the pieces and glue them together, according to the instructions provided.

4. Allow to dry.

Note: These are a little fiddly to make, and so are best suited for older children to assemble. However, both younger and older children will enjoy playing with them and an adult could assemble the dolls for younger children.

Frozen – Anna Paper Doll 

Frozen - Anna Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Frozen – Anna

 Frozen – Elsa Paper Doll

 Frozen - Elsa Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Frozen – Elsa

Snow White Paper Doll

Snow White Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Snow White 

Snow White – Evil Queen Paper Doll 

Snow White - Evil Queen Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Snow white – Evil Queen

Sofia the First Paper Doll

Sofia the First Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Sofia the First

Tiana Paper Doll

The Princess and The Frog - Tiana Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Tiana

Tangled – Rapunzel Paper Doll

Tangled - Rapunzel Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Rapunzel

Cinderella – Cinderella Paper Doll

Cinderella - Cinderella Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Cinderella

Aladdin – Jasmine Paper Doll

Aladdin - Jasmine Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Jasmine

Sleeping Beauty – Aurora Paper Doll

Sleeping Beauty - Aurora Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Aurora

Mulan – Mulan Paper Doll

Mulan - Mulan Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Mulan

The Little Mermaid – Ariel Paper Doll

The Little Mermaid - Ariel Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Ariel

Beauty & The Beast – Belle Paper Doll

Beauty & The Beast - Belle Paper Doll

Click here for the printable: Belle 

Click here for the printable: Christmas Belle

Tips for paper craft success

  • Older children may be able to cut and glue the paper dolls themselves but always supervise children when using scissors.
  • Print the dolls onto thin cardboard to make them more durable.

Fun Ideas

  • Why not watch a Disney movie together and then play with your characters, acting out scenes from the film?
  • A favourite character looks cute displayed on a shelf in the bedroom
  • Make a heap and give them out as a birthday party favour
  • Sleepover craft fun

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Easy DIY Name Bunting

If you’re looking for an uber easy way to decorate a birthday or even cake quickly, name bunting is fab. It’s a slightly different take on my regular Washi Tape Bunting Tutorial.

1. Materials

  • 2 x Kebab Sticks
  • Permanent Marker
  • Washi Tape (I used Scotch Expressions Washi Tape)
  • Twine – half a metre
  • Scissors

2. Tie a piece of twine between two kebab sticks about 1-2 cm from the top. The sticks should be spaced just less than the circumference or length of the cake. Trim off any excess twine from each side of the sticks, allowing for a little overhang.

3.  Cut sections Washi Tape about 8cm in length.  This doesn’t need to be perfect because the tape will be trimmed. You will need one section of tape for each letter in the word.  If the name is too long, you can make two lengths of string.  Fold a section of tape in half over the twine, starting from the left side of the length of string. Continue this process until the flags are finished.  The name flags should sit in the middle; it’s easy to slide the flags into place if you need to.

4. Trim the flags to the same length.

5. Cut a small V shape at the bottom of each flag.

6. So it looks like this.

7. Write the letters on with permanent marker (or you can use letter stickers)

8. Insert the sticks into the cake and you’re done!

DIY name cake bunting

DIY name cake bunting

DIY name cake bunting

Just a really simple cake idea for birthdays, baby showers, adult birthdays, special morning tea/afternoon tea or any occasion really!

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Make Your Own (super easy) Bubble Mixture

Make your own (super easy) bubble mixture

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

The following recipe makes 1.25 litres of bubble mixture, and you can double the amounts to make a larger batch. It works perfectly in bubble machines, and will keep for months in an air-tight container.

You will need

1.5 cups dish washing detergent
Glycerine (available in supermarkets)
Warm water
Container with lid to hold the bubble mixture
Bubble wands or wire coat hanger

DIY Bubble Mixture Recipe - so easy

Method

1. In your container, mix together 1.5 cups of dish washing detergent, 3.5 cups warm water and ½ cup glycerine. Stir until well combined.

2. Create your bubble wand by twisting the wire coat hanger into a circle, leaving some wire for a handle. 

3. Enjoy the magic of bubbles… and don’t let the kids have all the fun!

Tips for bubble fun

  • Bubbles can be messy, so it is best done outdoors.
  • It is easier to wave your wand to create bubbles, rather than trying to blow bubbles with your mouth.
  • Keep your left over bubble mixture – it actually improves with age!
  • Get your camera ready as kids and bubbles make for great photos.

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

Five fun facts about bubbles

  1. Bubbles are made up of air, surrounded by a thin film of water.
  2. No matter the shape of your bubble wand, bubbles will always be round.
  3. Bubbles look clear, but you can see a rainbow of colours in them, especially when blowing bubbles in the sunlight.
  4. Adding glycerine to the bubble mix makes the bubbles stronger and last longer.
  5. Bubbles will last longer on a humid or wet day. Dry air causes bubbles to pop!

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Backyard Bottle Bowling

Backyard bowling. All you need is empty bottles and a ball.

One of my readers sent me this idea. It’s one of those fab simple things you can pull out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some family fun. Fabulous to keep in mind for Christmas or the school holidays!

What you need

10 Empty 1.25 L Bottles

Food colouring – 3 colours (optional)

Large Ball

Water

How to play

1. Fill the bottles with water.  The more full they are, the harder they will be to push over.  

2. Add a few drops of food colouring to the water, depending on how many pins you have. If you don’t have colouring, you could just make a mark with permanent marker or adjust the game to simply knocking them down.

When the kids and I played this game, we decided to have different points for each colour, the clear (no colouring) being the least and the blue being the greatest points.  The idea is to add up how many you knock over! For example, if you knocked over the clear, 2 x red, 1 green and 1 blue it would be: 1 + 4 + 3 + 4 = 12. A strike would be 30. Great little maths project!

backyard bowling

3. Mark a line with chalk (or just make a mark with a stick or whatever) to stand behind and roll the ball!  Make it harder/easier by standing back further from the pins.

Backyard bowling

4. Take turns and when you’re done, tip the water into the garden and recycle the bottles.

backyard bowling

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops

I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even more special.

Traditionally, a humble birthday cake was baked and sent along – maybe a swirly marble cake if you were really lucky!

Then came the cupcake revolution – beautifully decorated and irresistible – they were welcomed by teachers because they were so easy to distribute.

More recently, ice blocks, jellies, chips and even lollipops have been replacing birthday cakes – these options are ideal for time poor parents and children that can’t eat (or don’t like) cake.

Pinterest is overflowing with ideas for creative and delicious birthday treats that children can take to school and share with their class mates. But if making fiddly cake pops is not your idea of a good time, you must try these easy “marshmallow pops”. They are so simple that your children can make them with just a little supervision.

Easy Marshmallow Pops - Great for birthday parties!

Ingredients

Marshmallows

Chocolate freckles

Chocolate for melting

Paper straws

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Method

1. Insert straw firmly into marshmallow.

Easy Marshmallow Pops

2. Melt chocolate (in microwave or on stove top).

3. Dab some melted chocolate onto the top of the marshmallow.

Easy Marshmallow Pops

4. Stick a chocolate freckle on top.

5. Allow to set.

Enjoy!

Easy Marshmallow Pops

What birthday treats do you send in to school or day-care for your children? Do you make your own or do you purchase something from the shops? Do you go for traditional cake or a more modern take on birthday treats?

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Early this year I did a series of posts on using Scotch® Expressions Tape around the home. It’s fabulous stuff, and what I like most about this tape is you can make simple things look funky and fun! This time, I’m sharing how to theme a pre-teen or teen birthday party.

Colour Scheme

The first thing is to pick a colour scheme from the large range of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Scotch® Expressions Magic Tape or Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape. Pictured below is a selection of the available colours. The tape is easy to work with so you can position and reposition if you need to.

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

I recommend picking 2-3 colours (but you can do whatever you like!). Adding different patterns provides interest, which always looks great.   I went with a colour pallet of orange, pink and purple.

Washi Tape Colours

Decorating Ideas

Once you have the colours sorted, there are many ways you can use the tape for party decorations, and I’ll show you eight:

  • Cake bunting
  • Cupcake flags
  • Straw flags
  • Invitations
  • Gift wrapping
  • Loot bags
  • Party craft
  • Party favour

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

Washi Tape Birthday Party Decorations

1. Cake Bunting

The cake is the centre of the party and bunting is an easy way to take a cake from lovely to absolutely gorgeous!

Materials

2 x Kebab Sticks

Twine – half a metre

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Cake Bunting.

Washi Tape Cake Bunting

Check out in this video to see just how easy it is! 

2. Cupcake Flags

Add a special touch to the cupcakes, fruit platters and other finger food.  You can make these flags in different shapes. I went with a simple rectangle but I’ve made them in different shapes before.

Materials

Toothpicks

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Cupcake Flag Toppers

Washi Tape Cupcake Flags

3. Straw Flags

Straw flags are uber-easy and add a bit of fun to the party drinks.

Materials

Straws

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Straw Flags

Washi Tape Straw Flags

4. Bunting Invitations

Introduce the bunting theme into these gorgeous and easy invitations.

Materials

Card stock (size of choice)

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Black permanent marker

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Birthday Party Invitations

Bunting Invitations

5. Wrapping

A few wrapped goodies on the table adds to the festive vibe.

Materials

Brown Kraft paper

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Twine (or you can use a permanent market instead)

Scissors 

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Bunting Wrapping Paper

Bunting Wrapping Paper

6. Loot Bags

Something special for the guests to take home. 

Materials

Small white (or other light coloured) bags

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Permanent Marker

Scissors

For full instructions and more pictures, click here: Washi Tape Party Bags

Washi Tape Loot Bags

7. Party Craft – Notebook

A simple craft is a fun icebreaker to start off a party as guests arrive. Children can take the craft home as part of their loot bags. 

Materials

Small notebook

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

Kids can decorate the books however they like!

Washi Tape Notebook

8. Party Favour

You can even use decorative tape to decorate your party favours. I used little plastic cylinders and decorated them with tape so they matched with the theme of the party.

Materials

Plastic party favour cylinders (found at discount & party stores)

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Lollies of choice to fill

Scissors 

Birthday Party Favour Idea

Simple and cute take-home pack: Bag, notebook & lollies

Birthday Party Favour Idea

These decoration ideas are easy to make and kids can pitch in and help. It’s all part of the fun.

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Links to Tutorials

Washi Tape Cake Bunting

Washi Tape Straw Flags

Washi Tape Bunting Wrapping Paper

Washi Tape Bunting Loot Bags

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Pipe Cleaner Crown

Pipe Cleaner Crown - So Simple!

We had fun making pipe cleaner crowns on the weekend.  They are simple to make and they look adorable. Above is one design, and I shared another tiara-style at the end of the post. Ideas are endless: google ‘Pipe Cleaner Crown’ or ‘Chenille Crown’ for even more ideas.

These crowns are great for:

  • Book Week
  • Birthday Party Craft (have all the materials all cut up and a few examples made up)
  • Dress ups
  • Dress ups for toys
  • Just for fun!
  • School holiday activity
  • Plays
  • Sleep overs (get a huge range of pipe cleaners and beads and challenge the kids to make the best crowns and then do a fashion show)
  • Photo booth prop
  • Christmas Craft

Materials

Pipe Cleaner x 8

(2 x regular length and cut 6 in half so you have 12 short lengths)

Beads – optional (with holes just large enough to thread on a pipe cleaner – there’s a picture here of the approx. size that works well)

Scissors 

Instructions

1. For the base of the crown, you will need two lengths of pipe cleaner. Make a hook at each end of the pipe cleaner.

2. Hook together and twist the short sections around the long sections to secure.

3.  For the crown part, fold a short piece of pipe cleaner in half and thread on a bead (if desired).

4.  Twist the two ends of the triangle on the base of the pipe cleaner to form one point of the crown.

5. Continue to join triangle points around the base of the crown until it’s about 3/4 the way full.

6. At this point (before the crown is entirely finished), make a circle with the base of the crown using a child’s or adult’s head (whoever the crown is for).  Tip: It’s best to measure this on the crown of the head rather than the circumference of the head (around the forehead).  It’s more comfortable and sits snug on top of that area of the head so it won’t fall down and rub on the forehead. There’s a picture further down that shows this position.

7. Once you have the correct size, twist the 2 ends of the base of the crown along each pipe cleaner so it’s a continuous circle.

8. Then continue with step 5 until the crown is complete! (You may not need all of the short pieces, depending on how wide you make your triangles).

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Where the crown fits best on the head

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Let the fun begin!

We had a ball taking these pictures. Then the girls went off to play jungle princesses in the backyard tree.  As you do.

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

The crowns are not durable but they are a lot of fun to make and last surprisingly well if kept on a shelf between uses.

Tiara Crown

Pipe Cleaner Crown designs are endless! For example, if you like this tiara style crown, there is a tutorial here.

Pipe Cleaner Crown - Very Easy!

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DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

I adore the look of bunting on a cake. It’s such a simple way to take a cake from looking nice to absolutely gorgeous!  This type of cake decoration is great for baby showers, kids birthday, teens and right up cakes for adults and general celebrations.

You can easily make cake bunting yourself with decorative Washi Tape and I’ll show you how.

Materials

2 x Kebab Sticks

Twine – half a metre

Washi Tape (colours of choice) – I used Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape

Scissors

Instructions

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

1. Tie a piece of twine between two kebab sticks about 1-2 cm from the top. The sticks should be spaced just less than the circumference or length of the birthday cake. Trim off any excess twine from each side of the sticks, allowing for a little overhang.

2. Cut sections of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape about 5cm in length.  This doesn’t need to be perfect because the tape will be trimmed.

3. Fold a section of tape in half over the twine, starting from the left side of the length of string. Continue this process until the string is filled with flags, keeping the tape evenly spaced about 1 cm apart.

4. Using scissors, trim the flags evenly at the bottom so all the flags are the same length in a squarish shape.

5. To make a triangle, use scissors to angle from the middle bottom of each flag, to the upper edge. Do the same to the other side to make a complete triangle.  I prefer a slightly square bottom on my flags so I started this process just off centre. Repeat with all the flags.

6. Optional: make an additional line of flags by repeating the above steps.

All that is left to do is pop your cake bunting on you cake and there you have it! Gorgeous! 

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

More Washi Tape Decoration Ideas

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Washi Tape Bunting Loot Bags

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Washi Tape Bunting Birthday Party Theme

Cookie Dough Recipe (for Ice Cream!)

I’m not a huge ice cream fan. If I’m eating dessert, I like a proper dessert with ice cream as an accompaniment. My husband is different.  A bowl of ice cream makes him very, very, very (VERY) happy.  He’s easy to please. And the kids love ice cream too.

I have been playing with an cookie dough recipe for ice cream so we could have a ice cream night at home for a treat. And this is a rare treat because it’s horribly unhealthy! But soooo good so everyone tells me! Part of the fun is you get to smash the cookie dough into the ice cream.

This would be a fun idea for birthday parties too.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Ingredients

40 grams butter

100 grams (1/2 cup) white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

150 grams (1 cup) plain flour

75 ml (1/3 cup) milk

100 grams choc chips (optional)

Instructions 

1. Cream butter and sugar together with a beater. (I used Thermomix Speed 6 for 6 seconds).

2. Add vanilla, salt and flour and half the milk and combine. (I used Thermomix  Speed 6 for 6 seconds).

3. Add the remaining milk, a little at a time, until the mixture is a dough (you may not need all the milk).

4. Stir in choc chips if desired at this point. (The stir function on the Thermomix works well.)

5. The dough should be well formed but still quite sticky.

I recently made 2 batches: one with choc chips and one without.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

6. Place cookie dough on a section of glad wrap or baking paper. Cover and press down so the dough is quite flat (1-2 cm).

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

7. Freeze for at least half an hour.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

8. Remove dough from plastic and cut into small sections on a board (roughly 1-2cm cubes).

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

9. Place cookie dough bites in a plastic container and rerun to the freezer for whenever you want to use them.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

10. When serving, it’s fun to smash it all together. I used a sturdy plastic plate. Add ice cream, a few cookie dough bites and smashed it together with a spoon before serving in a bowl or cone. Keep unused cookie dough pieces in the freezer.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Everyone was very (very) pleased.

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

Edible Cookie Dough for Ice Cream
Serves 10
Make your own cookie dough to add to vanilla ice cream.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 40 grams butter
  2. 100 grams (1/2 cup) white sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. Pinch salt
  5. 150 grams (1 cup) plain flour
  6. 75 ml (1/3 cup) milk
  7. 100 grams choc chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together with a beater, food processor or Thermomix.
  2. Add vanilla, salt and flour and half the milk and combine.
  3. Add the remaining milk, a little at a time, until the mixture is a dough (you may not need all the milk).
  4. Stir in choc chips if desired at this point.
  5. The dough should be well formed but still quite sticky.
  6. Place cookie dough on a section of glad wrap or baking paper. Cover and press down so the dough is quite flat (approx 1-2 cm thick).
  7. Freeze for at least half an hour.
  8. Remove from plastic and cut into small bite size sections on a board (approx 1-2 cm cubes).
  9. Place cookie dough bites in a plastic container and rerun to the freezer when required.
  10. When serving, smash ice cream and cook dough together with a spoon on a sturdy plastic plate or board.
  11. Serve in a bowl or cone.
Notes
  1. Note: Keep unused cookie dough pieces in the freezer.
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Funny Face Biscuits

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5
Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. They also make a great (& inexpensive) party favour for little ones, a fun birthday party activity (have the biscuits made and have kids decorate them they way they like) or special school holiday/weekend fun.

Basic Biscuit Recipe Ingredients

125g butter, melted
¾ cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbspn icing sugar (for decorating)
Lollies, teeth, licorice, sprinkles (for decorating)

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

Method

  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms. 

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.

  1. Preheat oven to 200oC. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or rim of a glass (approx 7cm diameter).

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.

Decorating

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating

  1. Mix icing sugar with a little water to make a thick paste. Use this paste to stick lollies & sprinkles onto biscuits to make funny faces.

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

This recipe is from the eBook Kids Party Food and can be purchased from www.foodbefore5.com.au for only $5.95.

Basic Biscuit Recipe
A great basic biscuit recipe. Great for decorating!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
48 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
48 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g butter, melted
  2. ¾ cup caster sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 2 ½ cups plain flour
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 2 Tbspn icing sugar (for decorating)
  8. Lollies, teeth, licorice, sprinkles (for decorating)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  5. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  6. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or rim of a glass (approx 7cm diameter).
  7. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating with icing or melted chocolate.
Notes
  1. Decorating
  2. Mix icing sugar with a little water to make a thick paste. Use this paste to stick lollies & sprinkles onto biscuits to make funny faces.
Be A Fun Mum http://beafunmum.com/

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About Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am mum to 3 young kids and author of a new cookbook called ‘Food before 5’.  

‘Food before 5? is a cookbook with 85 recipes that are easy, affordable and realistic for any home cook. It includes lunch boxes, starters & sides, main meals and desserts that can all be made ahead of time. It is the perfect tool for busy families with that afternoon school rush, people that like to cook in bulk and freeze, students learning to cook and basically anyone who loves simple, tasty recipes. 

 ‘Food before 5’ is only $19.95 (free post) and available from www.foodbefore5.com.au.  Please check out my facebook page www.Facebook.com/foodbefore5

Pipe Cleaner Heart Wand

Pipe Cleaner Wand

A pipe cleaner heart wand is uber simple to make and so cute!

Materials

3 Pipe Cleaners

Instructions

1. To make the heart top of the tiara, bend a pipe cleaner in half and twist about 2/3 rds the way down to form a large loop.

2. Create a heart shape by pressing down in the middle of the loop, bending the pipe cleaner in the middle.

3. Bend a second pipe cleaner in half and twist both sides together to form the handle of the wand.

4. Form two small hooks at the end of the heart pipe cleaner and the end of the handle. Hook together and twist to secure.

5. Reinforce the wand by twirling a pipe cleaner around from the base of the heart all the way down to the bottom. Trim any excess. Done!

Pipe Cleaner Wand

Fun Things to Do

  • Book Week
  • Birthday Party Craft (have all the materials all cut up and a few examples made up)
  • Dress ups
  • Just for fun
  • Plays
  • School holidays
  • Sleep overs (get a huge range of pipe cleaners and beads and challenge the kids to make the best crowns and then do a fashion show)
  • Lay on a blanket outside and look at clouds.
  • Use as a prop for a photo booth

Look for Clouds!

Pipe Cleaner Wand

Photo Booth Prop!

Pipe Cleaner Wand - Photo Booth Prop

Make a Matching Tiara

Make a matching tiara! Instructions here.

Pipe Cleaner Wand & Tiara

Washi Tape Decorations: Straw Flags

Add a little fun to birthday party decorations by decorating the straws with little flags made from Washi Tape.  It’s just a simple matter of folding tape around the straw and then trimming the tape with scissors to the shape and size you want. Make square, triangle or rectangle flags.

Washi Tape Straw Flags

Materials

Straws

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Scissors

Birthday Party Decorations: Washi Tape Straws

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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

I love the unique look of child-coloured wrapping paper for gifts and it doubles as an activity the kids enjoy too.  You can get a roll of brown (Kraft) paper from places like Officeworks, Kmart, Target, BIG W and stationery stores.  30 metres cost about $15 so it goes a long way.

Colourful Wrapping

Brown paper

Felt pens, ballpoint pen, pencils, oil pastels, and crayons all work. Paint also works but there that extra step of allowing it to dry.

Oil Pastel Crayons

make your own wrapping paper

Pencils/Pen Outline

make your own wrapping paper - draw pictures on brown paper

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Bunting is an adorable decoration theme that can be used for babies right up to adults! To introduce the bunting theme into the celebrations, make a simple invitation using Washi Tape.

Materials

Card stock (size of choice)

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape (colours of choice)

Black permanent marker

Scissors

Instructions

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

1. Draw a line across the corner or top (wherever you would like the bunting to go) of the card with permanent marker.

2. Cut triangles out of Washi Tape and stick underneath the line. One of the best ways to ensure the bunting flags are even is take a section of tape, angle in from the side to start your triangle shape off, and then continue along the section of tape. Two lines of bunting looks. Gorgeous.

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Tip: You can print the wording on the invitation out on to your card using a printer, allowing for the space for your bunting in the corner. Then decorate.

More Washi Tape Decoration Ideas

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Washi Tape Cake Bunting

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Washi Tape Bunting Loot Bags

Washi Tape Bunting Invitations

Washi Tape Bunting Birthday Party Theme