Thursday, December 15, 2011

Native American Cupcakes

   My sisters and I decorate cakes as a side business.  So after finishing a cake, I sent the picture to some of my co-workers.  My friend Tracy responded back with, "Why don't we have our students decorate cupcakes with Native American dwellings on them."  I was a little hesitant, but thought it was a very creative idea.  So we decided to provide the cupcakes for our 5th grade students and they would bring in the extras for decorating their dwellings.  Overall, the project turned out well.

Isn't it cute!  Notice the tree.

I love this fire pit!

This one is a mud hut. 

I love that this student used the whole cupcake.

An interesting use of crackers for walls.
 The students thoroughly enjoyed decorating the cupcakes.  Since this was the first time, there are some things I would definitely do different.  First, I would have a model for them to see.  I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but I didn't have one for them.  Second, we brainstormed some ideas of items to bring, but I pretty much left it up to them.  Next time, I will probably provide a list of items because some things did not turn out very well (like tortillas).  I look forward to doing this again next year.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures of some of the students cupcakes.


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