Donut worry, be happy

Sharing another book-inspired craft today: recycled CD donuts, inspired by Bob Staake‘s The Donut Chef

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It’s hard not to be inspired by this deliciously colourful “battle of the bakers”, which is full of crazy donut flavours and Staake’s signature geometric, retro-style illustrations. While Staake is primarily an artist, his rhyming prowess is also second to none, and is demonstrated perfectly in this story.  I love how each verse flows so naturally and doesn’t detract from the clever tale nor the deeper message – that sometimes keeping it simple is best!

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Sneak peek inside Staake’s The Donut Chef – Image via Bobstaake.com

CD donut craft

Start by painting the CDs what I like to call “toddler brown” – anyone who has given a palette of paints to a toddler will know what this is! Within minutes, they will have mixed up the perfect donut dough colour for you!

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Once cooked… I mean, dry… add pink (paint) icing…

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And finish off with (paper confetti) sprinkles…

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Voilà! Donut judge me if I say they don’t look half bad!

Fun fact

The author of this fun and delectable tale also illustrated the most popular New Yorker cover of all time – “Reflection”, published 17 November 2008. Staake has enjoyed a truly successful career as an artist, authoring and/or illustrating more than 50 books and racking up an impressive client list for his commercial illustration and cartoon publications. Check out some of his New Yorker covers below.

New-Yorker-Covers-Bob-Staake

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