My sweet cookie friend, Rachel, from Sweet Ideas, decorates cookies and cakes in the Kansas City area. We get together from time to time with our other cookie friends from the KC area and I give them stencils that I have designed and cut. They take me to lunch. It pays to have cookie friends!
Rachel had asked about some stencils for a Thanksgiving cookie event for kids to use to decorate their own cookies. She also asked for some PYOC stencils(Paint Your Own Cookie) that she could make for them to color. I thought it was such a fun idea for them! I was very happy to cut the stencils for them! I don’t know a kid who doesn’t like cookies, especially cookies they decorate themselves!
The cookie decorating stations were set up at an after school program for an area organization for kids with Down’s Syndrome called Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. This organization provides support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. They also provide the community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome. By looking at the photos, they are doing an excellent job of it too!
The kids decorated three cookies; a PYO they colored with markers, they used the turkey stencil and they put sprinkles around the edges, flooded a leaf cookie, then used the wet on wet technique to swirl the fall colors together. They chose two people they were thankful for to give the cookies and they wrote notes about why they were thankful for them. Rachel said they all had a blast! She had as much fun as they did! You can see her in one of the pictures below. Just look at these smiling, icing covered faces and decorated cookies that the kids made at each station! This puts a smile on my face! I always say, “Cookies make everyone happy!” On this day, they sure did!