It’s all about the children.

I love children.  I have three of them.  I work at the nursery at church on Sunday.  I have taught Sunday school for 5th grade.  I am co-room mom for both of my girls’ classes at school.  I just love kids.

That being said, this week’s project has given me a whole new perspective on them.  I could have 30 of these kids!

And by “have” I mean enjoy them with coffee.  And I don’t mean let them sit and have coffee with me.  I mean have them WITH my coffee.  Literally. (and this picture quickly comes to mind….)

See how happy he looks?  I love making children happy.

This week, I was asked to make cookies for a silent auction fundraiser for my kids’ school.  The item for the 1st grade (my youngest’s age) is a cookie jar with their thumb prints and names on it.  How fun, right?  And a cookie jar needs cookies, so that’s where I come in.

We came up with the idea to do a cookie representation for each kid in the 1st grade.  So I went by their school pictures and made a cookie look like each of them.  It was a blast putting their little personalities on a cookie!

If only all class pictures were this easy to take.

Look at how well behaved they are!

This is one of my daughter’s BFF’s.  Love her little curls!


My daughter is the one with the blue hair bow, in the second-to-the-last row.  I put her towards the back because she is the second shortest in the entire grade, so she is always in the front row.  This is the only way that she gets to stand in the back.  (Yep, my Mother of the Year application has already been filed.)

As is expected with children, this was not the quickest project I’ve ever done.  Lots of colors (12, to be exact) and lots of small details.  (Not everyone parts their hair on the same side, ya know). But I think it was one of my all-time favorite cookie experiences.

My daughter is a little disappointed that she isn’t going to get to eat “her” cookie.  She asked if I would please win the auction so that she could.  “Yes, sweetheart.  I’ll pay lots of money to buy the cookies that I made for free so that you can eat one of them.”

As if.

If you ever need a fun idea for a school cookie project, I highly recommend this one.  Everyone is getting a kick out of seeing their kid as a cookie and trying to figure out who everyone is.  And it will give the teachers an opportunity to see what their class actually looks like quietly standing still.

And that, my friends, is a gift.

Hope the rest of your week is sweet!

25 thoughts on “It’s all about the children.

    • It’s been great fun.

      My daughter didn’t want to see her cookie. She thought I would make her look funny. (She’s all about encouragement). When she finally saw it, she said that I did a pretty good job, thanked me for giving her the smallest bow of all the girls, and told me I was spot-on by putting her in all blue. She’s a hoot.

  1. I loved these when you posted a pic on Twitter! Seeing all of the pictures here just highlights how adorable they all are and yes, an excellent idea for a fund-raiser. I know all the work that went into making these (just the colour mixing alone) and then doing each one differently. Amazing job!

    P.S. I know how your daughter feels. I was always the shortest in school and always was in the front rows. Sweet of you to place her near the back :)

  2. I love it! My daughter goes to a private christian school, so it might go a little faster if they all had the same colors on… right? Although, I have never tried a plaid… I am not even sure I would know where to start… Oh well. It was a super cute idea though! Oh and I have a huge gingerbread woman cutter that could be the teacher. I might have to pintrest this for when I am a better baker. ;^)

    • Go for it! You can do it!

      Plaid would be wet on wet. Just flood the pants/shirt, then with thinned icing and a small tip (maybe 1 or 1/5) do your stripes. You could do a thicker stripe in there, too, if you wanted.

      And the same colors would definitely make it go faster. My kids also go to a private Christian school, but we don’t have a uniform.

      Make sure and link me to your picture if you make them!

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