When it comes to giving gifts to children (or really anyone) I get a bit nervous. I want them to like the gift, especially when it is handmade. When it comes to five-year-old boys, giving a cape with their initial is always a hit. Not to mention cheap inexpensive. Girls also like wearing capes, especially if they're pink and you call it a Princess cape.
As for a pattern, I copied a cape that I'd seen at a preschool but this tutorial will help you if you can't hold a cape in your hands. My fastening device at the neck was simply velcro.
Mr. Intensity gave the cape in this personalized recycled up-cycled bag. We used painters tape to make the initial and he colored over it. Warning: The tape doesn't always come off so easily.
The next handmade gift we gave to his homeschool co-op teachers.
The whipping got a bit messy so I had to cover the mixer to keep marshmallow fluff from going everywhere.
This tutorial is very helpful. Marshmallows are super easy to make.
Last year I gave the marshmallows in a tin. This year I opted for jars, because that's what I had. Definitely tins are the better receptacles.
The humidity was high when I made the marshmallows and by morning it was raining. The marshmallows were very sticky. I'm not sure if the humidity has anything to do with the stickiness or if I did something differently from last year. A year ago we were living in the desert and the marshmallows were perfect.
The above basket and below bowl I found at Goodwill. Also included are chocolate chip as well as ginger cookies to add to the jar of marshmallows.The Nourishing Gourmet.