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We LOVE the huge variety of paper mache letters and numbers that we have seen popping up at children’s birthday parties lately.  Party hosts and diy crafters are getting so creative with their designs.  From covering numbers with moss for a garden party to comic book themed letters for a super hero party, these paper mache decorations come in all colors and textures.

We decided to join the paper mache project fun with this recent project we made for Baby M’s second birthday – cereal name letters.  Playing off the pancakes and pajamas theme, we covered the letters in some of our favorite cereals.  These cereal name letters made a fun party decoration and were a great way to tie in more breakfast foods with the celebration.

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You will need:

Paper mache letters (or numbers)

Small breakfast cereals – i.e. Cheerios, Fruit Loops, rice cereal, Honeycombs

Mod Podge – Matte Finish

Small Foam Brush

Acrylic Spray

 

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1. Cover your paper mache letter with a coat of Mod Podge.

 

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2.  Sprinkle on cereal or place the pieces on by hand.

 

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Cover the entire front of the paper mache letter.

 

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If your cereal won’t stick, we recommend using white glue (instead of mod podge) or individually gluing the pieces on. Let dry.

 

3.  Spray the letter with a clear acrylic spray to help the cereal stay in place and give it a glossy coating.

 

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Display your cereal letters on your dessert table, entry table or any where else you would like to tie in cereal with your party theme.  These letters are perfect for a pajama party, sleep over or donuts themed celebration.  They were the highlight of our breakfast themed dessert table.

We will be adding our new pancakes and pajamas party to the shop soon.  It’s one of our favorite new birthday themes from this last year!