A mother asked his boy "Do you like your lunchbox today?" The boy replied "Yes!".
As the boy grows older each day and becomes more vocal, he begins to ask "Can you make Lion, Panda, Dinosaur, Giraffe....etc??". Next, he just asks you to keep it simple or no cute stuff because he has already grown up......
Friday, August 31, 2012
Parrot (Skully) and DIY gift for Teacher's Day
Bento No. 241
Apart from dinosaurs and cars, my son's other fave is pirates! So I created 'Skully', the parrot which appeared on the Disney Junior show - Jake and the Never Land Pirates. It was made with two type of toast; carrot and spinach toast from Crystal Jade Bakery. Nori for the headscarf. Separate egg yolk and white around the eyes besides the nori and cheese. Strawberry jam for the red colour on its tail. It was sandwiched with his favourites; ham and emmental cheese. Along with it, he also got a checker apple, green kiwi, skewers of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Inspired by Alicia Tan, one of the Mom blogger of her DIY gifts for Teacher's Day, I began to work on mine too! I went to Daiso to shop for the items needed for creating a notebook. Unfortunately, I could not see any pretty cloth to my likings. Hence, I settled with a cherry iron-on patch, colourful drawing papers for the insert and thicker white drawing paper for the cover of similiar size. Using the poka dots fabric tape that I previously purchased, I sticked it onto the cover and completed with a cute cherry iron-on patch with my little helper. Holding his small hands firmly on the tape as well making sure the boy did not get burned by hot pressing iron! The difficult part of the task for myself would be piercing needle holes for the cover and inserts together for the sewing. Besides giving it to his English and Chinese teachers, we also baked an eggless chocolate cake for the rest of the staff. I discovered an easy receipe from Joy of Baking that simply just mixing and pouring. My son enjoyed the process very much and had a good time tasting all the ingredients. :P And we did it twice!! Why? The original idea was making cupcakes which was not a wise choice though. The chocolate batter dripped all over the cups as he filled it, looking real unpresentable. In the end, he has also eaten a few that I had to bake a second one. Instead of cupcakes, I used the square aluminium pan as instructed in the receipe. No drips and messiness. On the next day, we made letters 'I' and 'U' with sugar flowers and sprinkles for the heart. For a final touch, we inserted two heart foodpicks and handmade pink poka dots flags. Lastly, a thank you card with my son's doodles and stickers all over it. I felt a great sense of accomplishment by DIY-ing for Teacher's Day.
Salute to all teachers and a Happy Teacher's day including homeschooling mum!