If you’re searching for a Filipino food craft to enhance your pretend play, this sapin-sapin craft made from sponge and felt is an ideal choice.
Sapin-sapin holds a cherished place as a renowned delicacy in the Philippines, particularly during the festive Christmas season. Its popularity is often intertwined with the traditions surrounding Simbang Gabi, a series of nine dawn masses leading up to Christmas Day. A delightful array of colors characterizes this layered rice cake, making it not just a treat for the taste buds but also a visual delight.
As the crisp air of Simbang Gabi envelops the surroundings, vendors set up stalls adorned with these vibrant sapin-sapin delicacies in front of churches. The sweet aroma of coconut and the rich hues of the rice layers entice those who have attended the early morning masses. This cultural custom transforms the act of purchasing sapin-sapin into a festive experience, creating a sense of community and shared celebration.
Using a sponge as the base for this sapin-sapin craft imparts a delightful tactile experience, evoking a sense of softness and pliability. Beyond its textural appeal, the sponge introduces a playful element, allowing for easy manipulation and shaping.
- Soft felt paper; purple, yellow, white, orange and light brown
- Glue gun and stick
- White paper
- Draw and cut a triangle from the white paper.
- Use the triangle to cut out a triangular shape from the sponge.
- Cover the top part of the triangle sponge with the purple felt.
- Cut strips from the yellow and white felt, layering them to the side of the sponge using hot glue.
- Cut small pieces from the orange and light brown felt.
- Arrange the orange and light brown felt on top of the purple felt.
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