What you’ll need:
You’ll additionally want a pair of scissors, a glue gun and a sharpie. Optional: it may be helpful to have a glue stick as well, but select one that dries clear. If you don’t have a circle punch, you can simple find something round (approximately 2″ in diameter) to trace and cut out. Lollipop sticks can be found at stores such as Michael’s, Walmart or Hobby Lobby, in the specialty baking sections. You can typically find them in a pack of 100 for a couple of dollars.
1. Cut out two circles, both the same size, out of two different colors of paper.
2. Take one of the circles and cut it in half, adding texture by cutting it in a wavy pattern.
3. Glue the newly cut piece on top of the full circle.
4. Glue sprinkles on to the top layer of paper. Don’t worry, you don’t have to glue each sprinkle individually- you can simply use a glue stick to cover the area you’d like the sprinkles on and press down. Just make sure that your glue stick dries on clear.
5. Write the resident’s name onto the “cake ball”. Using the glue gun, add a dollop of glue onto the end of the lollipop stick. Glue the “cake ball” onto the stick. You may tie ribbon around the lollipop stick.
- Thanks for Being Sweet: Attach a notepad and a pen to the bulletin board. Encourage residents to write notes of gratitude to each other and publicly post their thanks.
- How Much Sugar Do You Really Eat?: Check this link out for a great idea on an educational board about nutrition.
- Add to the sweet theme by adding giant cookies or cupcakes cut out of butcher paper.
- Cake Pops: Host a cake pop making night. Teach your residents to make them using this tutorial. Have them make a batch for themselves and a friend.
- Bake Sale: Choose a non-profit organization as a floor, and host a bake sale to raise funds for them. Schedule a day for your residents to go to the non-profit together and volunteer as a group.
- Baking 101: Bring a nutritionist in to teach your residents how to make their favorite sweets into healthier options.