Cooks and Crafters rejoice! You can now make perfect 9-pointed stars out of clay, paper and dough every time using this set of three cookie cutters.
NOTE: I can’t blame you for wanting to click and run, but after you drop these in your cart, take just a minute to check out all of the other unique items we’ve created for children’s classes and celebrations – things like star craft clips and sparkle star stickers. It will save you time and money in the long run.
These are not flimsy tin or plastic. They are high-quality stainless steel to stand up to years of holiday baking, children’s classes and clay cutting. Plus, they look nice on your kitchen counter.
Set of three cutters, in small (2.3″), medium (3.5″) and large (4.5″) allows you to make interlocking star chains in clay, trace star wreaths, cut star-shaped watermelon slices, make multi-layered muffins or even… cookies! Great family fun.
For a few dollars more, get three rigid plastic stamps to add pretty star patterns to your cookies and crafts. They have handles on the back for easy use, and, as an added bonus, they have a hole in the back so you can hang them up as ornaments when they aren’t in use! They will look nice in your window, hanging on a holiday branch, or as a table decoration. You can also use them like a linoleum block stamp with a roller and thick ink. The pink and blue versions are exactly the same except for their color.
The cutters and stamps come separately in color-coordinated organza pouches with ribbon ties. This protects them and makes them easy to find in your gadgets drawer. It also makes them look pretty snazzy as gifts. The new production has the added benefit of a folded back edge to make them easier to push against without hurting your hands. (see the detailed picture)
Cookies Build Community
When I was a kid, my favorite part of Easter was not the egg hunt, but the egg decorating. Preparing for holidays is just as important as the holiday itself. Baking cookies together, as a family or as a community, is a way to create a holiday tradition that children will remember and look forward to every year.
Three Craft Ideas: Whether it is for holidays or just children’s classes, these molds can make more than just cookies. As you scroll through the pictures, you will see one that is a decoration made from glow-in-the-dark Play Doh, available at Target. Another is of a plastic “stained glass” star, made by placing the large metal cookie cutter on a cookie sheet and filling it one layer deep with plastic pony beads – clear colors are best – then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and you have a (plastic) stained-glass star. If you put a metal nut towards the top before baking, you can put a string though it to hang in the window. A similar, but edible version is to cut out a star-within-a-star to make a star border, then put crushed hard candies (jolly ranchers) or soft gummies in the middle and bake until the candy is melted. (Use parchment paper to keep the candy from sticking to the cookie sheet.)
Note: The cookies pictured are by several people, including Morgan Meyers, Justice Saint Rain, and the elegant ones without the stamps but with stenciled patterns or royal icing are by Danna Ness. See her work here.
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