Purim is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated about a month before Passover, so it was in March this year. The kids have gotten too big to really enjoy the Purim carnival, and none of us are really into dressing in costumes, so the only part of Purim that we really enjoy these days is making Hamantaschen, the traditional triangle-shaped cookie. I had always learned that they were shaped to match Haman's hat, but this year my children informed me that they are actually supposed to shaped like Haman's ears. For those of you not familiar with the Purim story, it is the book of Esther, and Haman is the bad guy.
We made Hamantaschen every year when I was growing up, and it's a tradition that I wanted to pass on to my children. When they were diagnosed with celiac a few years ago and couldn't eat wheat, it was hard to find a flour that rolled well and tasted good, but we have made Hamantaschen almost every year anyway. This year, we used Pamela's Artisinal Gluten-free flour and they not only rolled well, they tasted delicious even to the one member of the family who can eat gluten (me). So, it was a huge success.
I made 2 scrapbook pages, one for each boy's scrapbook. On each page, I documented the actual flour that we used (so we don't forget) and his favorite flavors. Since the cookies have a triangular shape, I used lots of triangle shapes on my pages, using Echo Park's Ombre collection for the background. I also made little Hamantaschen embellishements by punching a circle from kraft cardstock, filling it with dimensional paint, folding the edges into a triangle, and inking the edges to simulate baking.
Here's Zachary's page, which use this sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap.
Benjamin's page is quite similar and I used this sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap. I found this site very recently and really like their sketches.
Thanks for looking!