Friday, March 28, 2014

Cookie Masterpieces

I thought I would share a project we did a few months back for Adelaide's fifth birthday.  We had an art themed party with rainbow layer cake, paint glob cake balls and some "creative juices".  I found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest.  There were tons of rainbow party and art party boards that were full of great ideas.  For activities, we did a few fun arts and crafts projects like homemade rainbow dough, pipe cleaner name bracelets and these fun "Cookie Masterpieces.

I made my favorite sugar cookie recipe ahead of time.  I rolled the dough a little thicker than usual and cut it into rectangles.  I iced them a day ahead with thick white royal icing and let them harden for the party.  On the day of the party, we set them up on these tiny easels I found on the cheap and set out some new paintbrushes.  For paint, I mixed powdered sugar with water and lots of food coloring and the kids got to work painting their abstract masterpieces.  They had a great time and everyone got a sweet treat to take home.