'SUN LITE' CRAFTS
MELTED CRAYON ART
MELTED CRAYON ART: Stick crayons to a piece of canvas or card using a glue gun or glue stick simply held in the gas flame. Once crayons are secured, blow dry till melted. Note that different brands melt differently. I'd recommend you use a bigger box of crayons than the small selection I used here and as this will give you different shades of blue, green, yellow etc. Don't use the black or brown in your crayon art and instead use only rainbow colours. Google 'melted crayon art images' for inspiration.
TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS
Place at least 6 to 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of one another and accordian fold to make a long, folded strips. Tie a piece of string or ribbon in the centre and then carefully fan out each sheet. Go to Youtube and type in tissue paper flowers for a demonstration.
SUMMER SLIP SLOPS
You can buy slip slops for as little as NIS 5 a pair if you know where to look. Simply tie on balloons for a summer fun style.
FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND
RECYLED PAPER BUTTERFLIES
Cut two squares from a magazine - one smaller than the other - and fold accordian style from one corner to the other corner. Stack the two folded squares together and then twist pipe cleaners to complete. Go to Family Fun and search for paper butterflies for full instructions.
Dip a wooden or plastic spoon into melted chocolate - nicer with the wood - and the cover with chocolate sprinkles. Fix chocolate eggs in place using a little extra melted chocolate and allow to set.
ROSH HASHANA PINATA
Make a paste of flour and water. Dip strips of newspaper into paste and use to cover a balloon with a few layers. Allow to dry and then paint yelllow and stick bees all over. Fill with candy and then seal the hole and hang with a ribbon. Allow kids to break open the pinata to celebrate!
Wind string aound the neck of a bottle and add a heart stone and then fill with flowers....great decor for weddings etc.
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS YOUNG!
We celebrated my father's 70th birthday in Johannesburg with a 70th birthday bash he'll always remember.
What is evident from this gallery of pictures is the importance of choosing a colour theme and sticking with it - I chose black, white and lime - and the importance of food presentation.
Creative ideas you may want to use for your next party include using copies of photographs as a decor item - this is suited to birthdays, barmitzvahs, anniversaries or weddings - and recycling every day items like empty boxes, tin cans and clothes pegs and incorporating these into the decor.
Every dish here was carefully selected to compliment the entire menu and the homemade Rainbow Cake pictured here - which amazingly enough is NOT difficult to produce though it does take a bit of time and effort - made a perfect metaphor to talk of the many sides to my father's personality.
Creativity CAN be learned....feel free to borrow the ideas shared here.