Snow days equal baking - alot. We assembled everything we needed - mixer, ingredients, measuring cups, aprons, but wait, we needed chef hats, decided my children. So chef hats we made.
Do they look just like chef hats? No.
They kind of look like there is a chazan/pope thing going on, but who cares, cause the kids are happy.
And this is what we did.
1. Cut construction paper into thirds, lengthwise. Use two of the strips to make a crown the size of your child's head. Staple the strips to make a striaght line. Just don't staple it into a round crown shape yet because first they will color the strips. This took a good half hour as they drew pictures of all the foods that a chef can cook. This is very good.
2. When the coloring is done lay the strip flat on a table, colored side down. Using the long sides of two pieces of tissue paper, (you'll probably only need one and a half pieces of tissue paper unless your kid (or husband - see below) has a really big head) and some masking tape, tape the tissue paper to the strip of construction paper. Then tape down the seams of tissue paper to each other so that when you lift up the whole contraption it's all in one piece.
3. Close the crown, using staples, glue or tape. Close the tissue paper seams by sticking your hand inside the crown and taping the ends together.
4. Put the hat on the kid's heads and kind of push the tissue paper down and then back up in a poofy chef hat manner. This is where the chazan/pope look comes in. (One kid insisted that his colored strip go on the inside, but only insisted this after I taped the whole thing together. This kind of worked out well because now you can see what the hat looks like inside out).
5. Bake. Eat. Watch TV. Play in the snow. Finish five year old's book report. Oh, look, it's time for dinner-bath-stories-bed! Smile.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)