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Capes and Candy Covered Pretzels! April 1, 2012

Posted by Danielle in Crafts, Family Stuff.
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Here is a picture of my nephew and two nieces wearing the capes I made for them.

Bill and I babysat for the munchkins this past weekend while my brother and sister-in-law went to a wedding.  I made them all capes to use for dress-up following the idea and instructions from The Costume Box, an online class that can be found at Craftsy.  I LOVE that the capes do not really have a set pattern (I’m not a huge fan of using patterns if I don’t have to), and they were super easy to sew up and put together.  The capes are made out of different fabrics, and the patterns were chosen with each child in mind.  From left to right, Jack’s cape is made of a black crushed velvety fabric and is lined with a cotton fabric with a black and gray pattern.  Emma’s cape has ladybugs on the outside and is lined with small pink polka dot material.  Julia’s cape has purple ballerinas on it with stars and is lined with a lavender gingham.

My friends Chris and Cindy brought their girls over for dinner on Saturday, so we had five kids six and under running around the house — what fun! They were all very well-behaved, and the kids had a lot of fun playing together.  Before dinner (as incentive to eat dinner), the kids all rolled pretzel rods in melted white chocolate and then again in candy.  They were a hit!  Everybody ate their dinner and then had pretzels — and my brother’s kids repeated it in the morning so they could have another pretzel rod after lunch, before going back to Grand Rapids.

We all had a great weekend, and the kids were a treat to have and spend time with.  Hope we get to do it again soon.