My mother and I have back-to-back birthdays at the end of the month. We usually alternate giving the celebration for each other, but we never share cakes. This year, I am having a birthday party for her on Saturday, and I am making her a coconut cake with fresh coconut you have to break with a hammer in the garage. Because she likes fiber in her dessert. She is making me a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting because as far as I’m concerned, there is no other kind of birthday cake. Anyway…
I am of the conviction, probably because I’ve taught elementary school for 24 years, that a birthday party is not complete without favors. So, I’ve been folding origami Magic Circles for the favors. Each one requires the following steps:
First you fold eight little squares into pieces such as these.
Then, you insert the ends of them into each other to make a little chain.
When they’re all attached, they make a star shape such as this…
which can also be turned into a wheel shape such as this. See? It’s magic!
Finally, I’ve been putting each Magic Circle into a cellophane bag and tying it with ribbon.
I’ve made approximately 22, and I only have 15 more to go…so if I’m not posting in awhile?
- reading War and Peace
- folding origami party favors
- making a coconut cake
- teaching my butt off.
But, don’t you think they’re worth it? Don’t you think they’ll be fun for the 72 year olds to play with? (I certainly hope so…)