We read Joseph and Chico, a story about the Pope, while eating painted cookies - shaped like the Pope and the cat in the story!
There is also another book we read this week about the Pope, called Max and Benedict, featuring a bird... so some of our cookies were shaped like birds, too. I got this idea here. Oh, and I used the recipe for pumpkin rollout cookies for the dough!
Max the bird was blue, and Chico the cat was a orange tabby. We also had red for the Pope, although there are a variety of colors in which he could have been dressed! We used a dove cookie cutter, a Halloween cat cookie cutter, and our St. Nicholas cookie cutter.
We left a few plain for the grown-ups! The "paint" is just some powdered sugar mixed with milk and food coloring. The black is a tube of icing.
They made these penguin potato prints using an idea I came across... you cut a potato in half lengthwise for the body and stamp it using black paint. Then you cut a potato in half crosswise and stamp a white belly on top of the black paint once it has dried. Then the girls glued on details cut from construction paper and painted with watered-down glue to attach squares of white tissue paper for snow and ice.