Happy New Year friends! This is our 5 year anniversary (can you believe it?) and we are going to kick off the year sweetening up Valentine’s Day for our seniors!
For January, we want to make our fuzzy sock cupcakes and Valentine’s Day cards for our friends in our local senior living homes. Is there anything better than getting a pair of fuzzy socks? Yep! Getting fuzzy socks that look like cupcakes…fun and cute! These socks surely will keep our senior citizen’s feet nice and warm! The goal is to drop off your fuzzy sock cupcakes and Valentine’s Day cards at the beginning of February just in time for Valentine’s Day. What a great way to start off the year by sharing some warmth and love!
Below are the supplies and directions for this little gift for our wise friends.
This month’s challenge can be done alone or as a fun play date with a purpose, a slumber party with a purpose, etc. We all know though that spreading kindness is more fun when you do it with friends!
Items Needed for This Month’s Challenge
- White Paper
- Colored pencils, markers, stickers, etc.
- Cupcake Socks
- Spa socks (thick fuzzy socks – sold almost anywhere – Walmart, Amazon, Dollar Store, etc.)
- Rubber Bands
- Wilton Pink Petal Baking Cups
- Ribbon to Coordinate with Your Paper and Sock Color
- Chapstick/lipgloss with red (cherry top) *or* red pompoms glued to bobby pins for the “cherry” on top
- Buttons, tags, sparkles, stickers, etc. to decorate the cupcake for your own little “signature”
- Cellophane cupcake bags (optional if you wish to wrap up)
How to Do This Month’s Challenge
*First research local nursing or senior homes in your area. Contact the home and ask when you can drop off some socks for their residents and how many would be good. Once you secure your contact, date, time and how many, call your friends or gather your family and get to work!
1.) Remove all tags from socks. Lay the socks flat, one on top off the other.
2.) Beginning at the toe end roll the socks up, keeping the non-heal edge even as you roll.
3.) Place a rubber band on the lower half of socks.
4.) Use fingers to pull edges of socks to emulate swirls of frosting. Start by gently pulling up the middle of the sock to make a slight peak.
5. Next place either the chapstick or the pom glued to a bobby pin in the center of the cupcake for the “cherry” in the middle.
5.) Place sock cupcake on the bottom of baking cups and secure
6.) Lastly, use a ribbon and wrap liner (use glue to secure the ends of the liner). You can make a bow, use stickers, glitter glue, etc. Anything to give it some personality.
7.) *optional* If you wish to wrap, cut cellophane paper to size, stick cupcake in middle, pull ends to middle and secure with a ribbon and bow.
Check out our Pinterest page for some awesome inspiration!
Extra Awesomeness credit:
When you call your local senior home, ask if they need any decorations. Drop off some decorations or even plan some time to come and hand out the socks, play games with seniors, or anything to add some brightness to their day!
How was your experience at the Senior Center?
How do you think the seniors felt when they received your Valentine’s Day goodies?