Monday, January 4, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Circus

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There is no theme this week for Muffin Tin Monday, but for the first time on a no-theme week I've come up with my own theme! Yay! I'm hosting my very first giveaway (Dr. Seuss books) so I decided to pick a theme that goes with one of the books that I am giving away. So our theme this week is Circus. (One of the books I am giving away is If I Ran the Circus.) Here's what I came up with:


peanuts (nutter butters), clown face (pb&j w/blueberry eyes, cherry nose and twizzlers pull & peel hair), circus animals (frosted animal crackers)
clown car (pb&j sandwich), the fruit doesn't go along with the theme...oops! (peaches and pears), circus animals (frosted animal crackers)

I learned 2 things this week. 1- I don't own any animal cookie cutters besides a dog, a bunny and something else that I am forgetting. No circus animals, though. And 2- Dawson does not like to see a face on his sandwich! Check out this picture...you might have to look closely but notice the clown's face - it's gone. But not because Dawson wanted to eat the blueberries and cherry first. The blueberries are now with the nutter butters and the cherry is next to the sandwich.


He cracks me up. I guess I wouldn't really like it if my sandwich was staring back at me...how do you eat something like that?! *lol*


*sigh* I just love that little face.

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26 comments:

danita said...

i've never really tried "food art" with my kids. the few times i have, my dd won't eat it b/c "it's too cute." sigh. your's are always fun to look at! :)

The Activity Mom said...

great theme!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great theme! He looks pretty happy with his lunch.

The Mumpowers said...

Great idea for a theme! I don't have any animal cookie cutters either. In a month and a half Aaron is going to be going to the states for school (first time I'll be away from him for more than like 20 hours!) so I might have to get him to pick up a few for me. :)

Julie said...

Aw, such cute pics, he really did enjoy his muffin tin. Great job!

sandy said...

I love it! More importantly, it looks like your little guy loves it too!

Our Little Family said...

What a cutie!! We did a circus theme sometime during the summer and my daughter, Maddie, STILL talks about it. Ha!

Michelle said...

Really cute! I could see my twins taking the face off first too! lol

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

that clown is AWESOME! and the peanuts are a great touch!

MamaGames said...

Fun! I love the circus theme and we LOVE If I Ran the Circus.

I love the nutter butters in there too. :)

BranFlakes said...

super cute theme and I love that you made it go with your giveaway.

Sherry said...

great theme! Looks like a fun lunch!!! :) Your little guy is so adorable!

artsy_momma said...

Turned out great! Love the face too... I got a HUGE set of Animal shaped cookie cutters from Michaels if you have one by you. I used the 50% off coupon (just sign up through email and they send them to you). I want to say I only paid $4-5 for a 50pc set. They have alphabet/numbers too.

Mary K Brennan said...

So creative. Loved how you tied in the books.
Have a great one.

{lauren} said...

Super cute theme! And a great tie into the book you've been reading. Also, I have an award for you:)

artsy_momma said...

I gave you the sunshine award :)
http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

Anne said...

What a cute baby!

Jenny in Utah said...

Oh heavens - he is so cute. That is funny that he doesn't want to eat a face - smart kid!

The Cookie Girl said...

Very cute food art! Popping in from SITS. Have a great New Year!

Christy said...

i wonder if i could get my husband to eat veggies if i dressed them up and put them in a themed muffin tin? :)
i can never get enough of those frosted cookies--yum!

bluecottonmemory said...

My guys are older, but I am definitely going to make that PB&J face sandwich - they would love it!

Just Me said...

Super cute pictures! stoppin by from SITS!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I don't think I would like to eat something with a face staring at me either!

Trudie said...

so cute!

Thanks for all your support, I really appreciate it.

I have an award for you over at my blog
http://trudie-jollymommy.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

That is soo cute! I so need to get in on this!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Mmmmmm.those Nutter Butters are looking yummy!