Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cinco or Seis De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo was on Sunday but, since we didn't get together with our homeschool co-op to celebrate until Monday we called it Seis de Mayo.   
The kids made sombrero cookies.  They started with a sugar cookie and then with stiff frosting (1/3 cup butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and a couple tablespoons of milk to get it the right consistency) they frosted the rim of the cookie and stuck a peanut butter cup to the top.  Final step was to add sprinkles.

Strawberry slushies, the kid version of a margarita.  Fill the blender with strawberries, a 1/3 cup of sugar and the juice of one lime.  Blend up and chill.  While the strawberries are chilling make crushed ice in the blender or a handy dandy snow cone maker if you have one. 
Combine the strawberries with the crushed ice and enjoy!
Big puffy flowers to decorate for a fiesta.

Stack up several sheets of tissue paper and fold them back and forth like an accordion.

Tie them together in the middle and round the ends.

Separate the layers, first pulling the paper out on one side and then the other side continuing back and forth until one side is fluffy, then do the other side.   I remember making these out of colored Kleenexes as a kid and spraying them with perfume for our Girl Scout banquets. 

Paper plate sombreros.  A paper plate with a cup hot glued to the top and then decorated with all sorts of do-dads and markers.

We finished our celebration with enchiladas and flan. 

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