The boy turned seven! He was very particular about the kind of celebration he wanted. And so, we had a prehistoric theme for a classroom party. Nothing fancy, just a crafts activity and a personalized cake.
(lots of pictures!)
Brown paper bags, pens, kid’s design, dad’s art, mom’s words.
Homemade, hand-drawn, and hand-written.
Fossil Art Project
Pasta in various shapes, used coffee grounds (dried), glue, boards, mom’s concept, dad’s amazing art skills.
Days before the party, we went to the local Starbucks to ask for used coffee grounds that they normally give out for free to be used in gardens and composts. These had to be drained and dried. It took about two to three days. The house smelled like a cafe.
To speed things up, the toaster oven was used and, when able, some time in the sun.
Meanwhile, we made a shortlist of creatures from the prehistoric times. Initial studies were employed:
Spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, salad macaroni, elbow macaroni, farfalle.
Classmates get their pre-drawn skeleton guides.
Creating the pasta-skeleton.
Covering with coffee-dirt.
» Unearthed fossils!!!
Store-bought cake (specifically one topped with choco powder), white icing, dad’s design and skills.
This was the most nerve-wracking part of all as neither of us had tried icing or frosting a cake. There was hardly any error for mistakes. Somehow, the plan worked.
All in all, it was a very happy celebration. Until next year!