by Steph Hung
I’m heading to San Francisco next week to compete in the “Lau Olympics” which is like our family olympics. It’s going to be a showdown of physical challenges like a hula hoop discus, watermelon eating contest, and suitcase relay. My cousin Sandy asked for help with party favours so I’m planning to make treat pockets. These pockets are a cinch to make and you can put anything in them. They make tidy snack packs and are a great alternative to the candy bowl that invariably gets mauled by lots of muddy little hands (at least in my family).
Materials you will need: vellum or parchment paper, double stick tape, 1/2″ coloured tape (trim if wider), scissors, and your choice of fillings – I used candy necklaces, salt water taffy, and candy blocks.
Step 1: Cut strips of paper: 3.5″x8″ for small, 4″x9″ for medium, and 4.5″x10″ for large.
Step 2: Place double stick tape along one short end and stick to the other end to form a loop.
Step 3: Pinch one end and close the opening with a strip of coloured tape.
Step 4: Fill the pocket.
Step 5: Pinch the opening in the opposite direction as before and close with coloured tape.