Finding Nemo

open-uri20160812-3094-1afk70m_65fadca9Screen shot 2017-05-10 at 4.37.46 PMFor Finding Nemo I made Squirt cupcakes. The recipe is here but I’ve included it below. For the craft, the kids both helped sew a swim bag. We embroidered together two blue face towels from walmart. Then I helped them sew drawstring straps and they embroidered the words “Just Keep Swimming” onto the bottom of the bag.

Screen shot 2017-05-10 at 4.38.01 PMSquirt Cupcakes
Ingredients
12 Cupcakes
Frosting
Sour Peach candies
Gumdrop candies (red and green)
Spearmint Leaves candies
Mini chocolate chips

Directions
1. Frost cupcakes.
2. For each cupcake, slice off and discard the bottom half of a red gumdrop. Place the gumdrop top on the center of a Sour Peach to create a turtle shell. Set the shell atop the cupcake, pressing down slightly to stick it in place.
3. For fins, slice a Spearmint Leaves candy in half.
4. Use the outer pieces for the front fins and the inner pieces for the hind fins.
5. For the head, use a kitchen skewer to poke eyeholes in the sides of a green gumdrop. Then press a mini chocolate chip into each hole, using a dab of white icing to help hold it in place. Set the head in place, again pressing down slightly so that it sticks to the frosting. Continue reading