Each year we try to make something to share with Little K's fellow Nutcracker dancers.
She has danced the role of a Mouse in the Fight Scene several times. Once as a Baby mouse when we lived in Arizona. You can see more on what we made that year in this post.
Now that she is a little older - and dancing with a different Ballet Production since we moved to California - she had the opportunity to dance as a Mouse once again.
This time it was a bigger - more scary mouse. But we managed to find a sweet treat to share with her fellow rodents in the show.
They were easy to make. Just a few purchased pieces of candy assembled with melted chocolate. You can read more details on how they were made here.
We created an entire Army of mice. Ready to go into battle.
With the Mouse King in charge.
Each delicate little creature was packaged into an individual box, lined with paper shred to keep him safe during transit.
Then we made Holly Tags from various sizes of circle and scallop punches and tied up the box with bakers twine. The holly leaves were free hand cut and sparkled up with some iridescent glitter glue.
The Mouse King - because he is special, received a special package as well.
The same tag - but boxed into a frosted vellum Chinese take-out container with a tuft of tulle.
I hope you get the chance to see a local Nutcracker Performance this year. It just wouldn't be Christmas for us if we didn't see at least one show (or two, or a dozen).