DIY Babybel cheese people

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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!

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Amber on Jan 30, 2013

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100 Layer Cakelet (@100LayerCakelet) on Jan 30, 2013

DIY tute on those adorable Babybel cheese people from @carolinetran . Such an easy little project! http://t.co/rS43MttY

100layercake on Jan 30, 2013

@Amber - You got it! Guess what? We have three little boys over here at the 100 Layer Cakelet world headquarters, so sharing our boy favorites and new finds won't be a problem at all. Congratulations on your little bun!

Dominic Le-Hair (@DominicLe_Hair) on Jan 31, 2013

Babybel cheese people. http://t.co/st3IsmnX (via @presentcorrect)

jenny markley (@mennyj) on Jan 31, 2013

i don't care if this was for a kids' party -- i'm gonna do it: http://t.co/OtEgbfj8 #funWithCheese

Design Catwalk (@designcatwalk) on Feb 1, 2013

Cheese haircut . How to Shape your cheese style source 100 layercakelet http://t.co/RlVtIbuf http://t.co/YPB2eebN

(@carolinetran) (@carolinetran) on Feb 1, 2013

My first tutorial! RT @100LayerCakelet: DIY those adorable Babybel cheese people from @carolinetran . http://t.co/mBf2mn56

Leafbox Tea (@leafboxtea) on Feb 1, 2013

I think these are cute: "Babybel cheese people" http://t.co/DcvXTnNM

ThriftyPants (@thriftypants) on Feb 2, 2013

Babybel Cheese People http://t.co/fgg0arf6

Andrea on Feb 4, 2013

Great idea! I love it! Kisses, Andrea

chandra | oh lovely day on Mar 15, 2013

stop it. this is adorable!

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