Since my Max Monster is STILL sleeping, I was able to update some of the free printables for the Cracker Jack birthday party we had for Jack three years ago. Can’t talk much because the little one will be up soon but here are the printables!
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I’m so excited! Just as I was about to sit down and write this entry, I got a wonderful call from my mother…Baby Miles is here! Yay, I’m an Aunt. Which means I get to spoil this kid rotten and not have to worry what it will do to his routine! :D
Since we were expecting about 40+ people at the Little Golden Books shower we threw my sister and brother-in-law, the cost of favors was going to be a bit tricky. We wanted to do something either edible or useful. I’m not a real big fan of knick-knacks that sit on a shelf, constantly reminding me that I don’t dust enough…or ever, really.
So we went with small pockets made from Little Golden Book pages (idea grabbed from diywedding.org) and filled with “book worms.” I bought two 4.5 lb packages of sour gummy worms off Amazon and had more than enough to fill about 60 favors. Just be careful if you’re a big fan of sour things…do not open the bag before you need to fill the pockets! You will inevitably eat one and will not be able to stop. Holy sugar high, Batman.
You can, of course, just make the pockets without any labels but if you’re also throwing a LGB shower, feel free to download my sheet of tabs to be sewn in (Scribd):
Pocket Bookworm Favors
- Little Golden Book pages
- x-acto knife
- sewing machine
- gummy worms
- printed and cut labels (optional)
7. Fold the unsewn edge of the pocket in the opposite direction, place your label in the center and sew in place. Repeat 60 more times! Whew. (Actually, it’s much easier if you go step by step (assembly line style) if you plan on making a large amount of these. I was able to finish sewing the first part of the pockets and then stuff and finish them a week later when the worms showed up)
Ok, I’m off to eat some more gummy worms in celebration of my new little nephew!
Since we knew there were going to be a good amount of kids at our Little Golden Books shower, I figured making them their own favors might 1.) make them feel special and more importantly, 2) keep them entertained for a few minutes. Well, I don’t know if they felt special or not but the only reason they were entertained by my cute little handmade pinwheels is because they used them as drumsticks on the trashcans. Oh well.
As you will see, I disassembled a cheap pinwheel (found in the $1 section of Target) to use as my template. Since that dollar section can be hit or miss sometimes, here’s a printable template you can download and print on heavy cardstock:
Little Golden Books Pinwheels
- cheap pinwheel or free T&T template
- Little Golden Book (preferably thrifted and well-used)
- hole punch
- grommet kit
- wood dowel rods
- wood pegs
1. First we need to make a template for our pinwheels. You can disassemble one you may just have laying around or you can download my template.
3. You should now have a template to use for your Little Golden Books pinwheel. If your plastic panel won’t stay flat, place it between a few layers of fabric and iron it on low. Let cool and then remove.
4. Tear out pages from your LGB, copy template and cut out. Use a hole punch for small circles. You’re going to need six panels for each pinwheel and each LGB page fits four. If you cut through three pages at a time, you’ll have enough panels for two pinwheels.
Check out the other projects from the Little Golden Books Shower:
One of Tried & True’s lovely crafty friends, Abigail, commented on my Cracker Jack Birthday Party post:
Hi There! LOVE the cracker jack bags!! I am having a country wedding at the end of the month and would love to do these as a favor. How did you create the label?
What a wonderful idea for a wedding favor, Abigail. As an early present celebrating your upcoming nuptials, I present to you…
All you need to do now is print out the Cracker Jack Labels (via Scribd) on a full sheet of printable sticker paper, cut and stick to your bags. Don’t forget to check out the T&T archives for printable Cracker Jack Prize Envelopes as well!
Hope you have an absolutely wonderful (and crafty!) wedding, Abigail!