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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blog Candy!!!

Blog candy is now close.

Sorry for the late post, it's my son last day of school before spring break starts tomorrow. They had a class activity this morning. It was culture day. So I had to bring in a dish of our culture. My son is Filipino and Japanese. But since most of his classmate are Japanese. So we just stick to a Filipino dish. I made Banana Lumpia and also we had to do arts and crafts. So I volunteer to help the kids make something and here's the picture on the bottom. We made a mini size Parols. Parols are ornamental star-like Christmas lanterns from the Philippines. They are traditionally made out of bamboo and paper and comes in various sizes, shapes and designs, however its star-shape. Its shape is said to be inspired by the star on the Nativity of Jesus that guided the Magi to the manger. It also symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipino's hope and goodwill during the Christmas season. The tools we use was colored tissue paper, circle and star die cut paper, glue and a pencil.

This is how the Parols looks like in the Philippines.



This is the mini Parol I came up with. I wanted to make
this simple so that the kids could follow.



Here's some small goodies in celebration of my son LJ's 6th birthday on 3/24. All you have to do is leave me a comment and my son will pick a name out of the hat on Tuesday evening. Good Luck!

8 comments:

Joy said...

what a great mommy! I'm sure all his classmates enjoyed eating the banana lumpia. you did a great job on those ornament stars! have a great weekend!

gracieb said...

Hi Jenny! I remember seeing those in the Philippines when we were there. They are so beautiful! Great job on yours too! Loving that blog candy too! TFS! =)

~ gracie

Jodi said...

Wow, these look like they took some time to make. They are so pretty! =)
Yummy candy too!
Hugs,
Jodi=)

Stressed Mother said...

Hello from the United Kingdom - can see that you have paid me a visit and I in return am here... thanks for the opportunity to win the candy - fab colourful lanterns!!

Eliz aka Stressed Mother

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Hi Jenny, my daughter starts spring break in a week, she can't wait! LOL .. thanks for the chance for some blog candy!

Just call me G said...

Hi,

I came by your blog via the comments on Crafty goings on blog... and so glad I did, the inspiration alone is fantastic

Hope your son enjoys every moment of his Birthday xx

Gina

ella bella said...

they are so pretty and i bet the children loved making them, the banana lumpia sounds yummy.

thanks for the chance to win your fabulous blog candy

Hope your son has a fabulous birthday
Tracy x

Sara said...

very cute project- i'm sure it will be fun!

happy birthday to the birthday boy and thanks for sharing some fun candy!

XOXO
Sara