Yesterday I decided I wanted to bake hamentashen with my kids. Hamentashen are a traditional triangle cookie eaten on the jewish holiday of Purim.
Yay me. Mom of the year.
Only one problem.
I don’t bake.
No particular reason why, I just don’t. (Probably has something to do with the clean-up… And sugar, which we try to not use by the cup full.)
Anyhooo, someone recently sent me a link to an etsy shop that sells tiny polymer clay fake foods and inspiration hit.
NO EAT HAMENTASHEN KEYCHAINS!
(Like the fruitcake on the goyim, they can never be too hard and they last forever!)
1- large block of beige polymer oven bake clay. (Also known as “Caucasian skin to the doll making population)
2- small block of red, purple orange, brown polymer clay. Choose whatever colors will work for your “filling” of choice
3- brown piece of chalk
4- rolling pin
5- 1.5″ or so round cookie cutter/glass/Prozac bottle
6- aluminum foil
7- cookie sheet
8- jewelry parts
-I loop (I think that’s what they’re called)
1- roll the skin clay thin but not too thin.
2- use the cookie cutter to cut circles.
Lay them on foil on a cookie sheet.
3- roll the jelly colors and make equal sized little marbles. We used a different cookie cutter to get them sized correctly.
4- form the jelly into a fat lil triangle and center it in the flesh colored circle.
Tap it with a toothpick to add some jelly texture.
5- fold up the three sides and pinch the corners.
6- insert the I-loops into the tops.
7- scrape the chalk into dust and use an old paintbrush or makeup brush to dust an uneven layer of golden baked goodness on your hamentashen.
8- bake according to packaging instructions- about 275 for about 15 minutes.
9- (not shown) after they cool, spray them with an aerosol gloss sealer.
10- apply jump ring + key ring
KEYCHAINS for the whole class!!
11-remind your kids who the coolest mom in town is! (They need constant reminders. I’m certain by the time they are teenagers they’ll totally believe me, right?!?!
PS- last week I made teeny tiny ones that went on necklaces. Same process, smaller cookie cutter.