Happy Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras! There are lots of ways to share in the fun on this day of feasting and celebrating. I have included on the home page a tutorial--complete with patterns--on how to make a jester hat for your little ones, and I've also shared a yummy recipe for fried--but not really fried--oysters, but let's (in the words of the famous and feisty N'awlins chef) take it up a notch! Enjoy!
Mini King Cakes
Pasta Mardi Gras Beads
To make your own beaded necklaces, dye some pasta green and some purple. Put the pasta in a plastic bag with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of food coloring. Shake the bag until all the pasta is covered. Since Mardi Gras colors are green, purple and gold the natural color of the pasta works for gold. Let the pasta dry completely on a piece of parchment, wax paper or paper towels. Once dry, string the pasta on cotton, twine or yarn. Tape the end of the string so it doesn’t unravel while beading.
Mardi Gras Party Printables
Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage
Mardi Gras Mask
Materials: construction paper, scissors, tape, pen or pencil, straw and tools to pretty it up, like markers, paint, feathers, glitter, stickers or crayons. Steps: Trace your child's hands on the paper and cut out. Next, line up the hand cut outs and tape together (reference above picture). Cut out eye holes and then decorate it up! Once finished, simply attach the straw to the mask with tape and your ready to go!
Emeril's Cajun Jambalaya
Free Coloring Pages
New Orleans Style Beignets