Super creative mama and photographer Caroline Tran put together this cute tutorial on making the DIY Babybel cheese people from her son Cameron’s colorful second birthday party. We figured more than a few of you would be all over this project for your kiddo’s party. They’re pretty darn adorable, aren’t they?
The only supplies you need are a little bag of Babybels, an X-acto knife, and a few black sesame seeds. But maybe buy a few extra cheeses so you have a chance to practice first.
1. With the tabs on the bottom, cut the shape of the hair. This is her “girl” hair, but be creative and try other shapes too. She cut the back just like the front – in case she messed one side up. Make sure you cut through the paper tab too, otherwise you’ll pull off the hair when you remove the wax over the face.
2. Pull the tabs up to loosen the red wax shell.
3. Carefully pull away the bottom half of the shell, and save that piece to make accessories.
4. Add eyes using sesame seeds.
Here’s a different version of hair that she used for her “boy” faces, but again you can get super creative!
And for boys, you can cut little mustaches or bow ties with the leftover wax. Awww.
If you have older kiddos, this might even be a fun project for them. Thanks Caroline!