In honor of the release of Beauty and the Beast (in theaters March 17th) and their new limited edition Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot by Le Creuset, Williams Sonoma invited us to their Beverly Hills store for a cooking demonstration and fun paper rose craft activity.
I love learning new recipes! The chef at Williams Sonoma walked us through how to make Meat Ragu. In just one pot you can make it all!!! Within minutes she had our “eating” out of her hands…well, we couldn’t wait to taste what she was making.
From browning the sausage to cooking the onions and garlic to reducing the wine…each step was easy enough to recreate at home (and I can just image how the aroma would fill my house). The Le Creuset cookware could go from the stove to the oven and back to the stove…allowing you to cook without skipping a beat!
I’m not a chef, but I love to cook. Thanks to Williams Sonoma, I now have the recipes for 3 Beauty and the Beast inspired dishes: Meat Ragu, Cheese Souffle, and Squash Soup du Jour.
After tasting these three delicious dishes, Sara Kim invited us to learn and create our very own red paper rose.
I’d like to think of myself as a very crafty person, so I was really excited to learn how to make a paper rose (which I will try to recreate in my first grade classroom for Mother’s Day…well, a simpler version).
We started by taking one sheet of red (approx. 5×8 inches) and cutting them into 3 long strips.
Next we took each strip and folded them in half, then half again. You will want to cut an oval out of each folded strip giving you 4 ovals per strip (small, medium and large…just slightly different sizes…don’t go crazy). Take the smallest ovals and cut a slit up the middle about a 1/4 of the way up. Repeat the process with the medium oval and go just a little bit further. On the last 4 ovals cut about halfway up.
Now it’s time to glue! We used a cordless hot glue gun to glue our petals. We took the smallest and largest ovals and glued the cut edges on top of each other…giving us 8 petals. Then we connected the petals togethers (almost like a puzzle…overlapping each petal to make a circle). With the larger petals we were told to leave a space in the center for the stem. With the medium oval, instead of gluing, you will cut off the bottom portion of the oval (soon this will be the center of your rose).
What I learned (and quickly fixed) was my larger ovals needed to be pulled together more to look like the smaller petals. They needed to me more cupped otherwise the rose was too open.
With the cut oval pieces we took one at a time and rolled them up to create the center bud of the rose.
Before gluing all three pieces together, we gently bent the edges to give it a curl…to make it look more like a real flower. First you glue the wire stem onto the smaller cup. Next glue the larger cup on the outside. Finally glue the bud into the center of your rose. Your almost done…now use the green paper to make your leaves and glue them on.
Beauty and the Beast is coming to theaters this Friday, March 17th!!!!
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Disclosure: I was invited by Disney to attend an all expenses paid trip to cover the #BeOurGuestEvent & other fun adventures in LA on 3/4-3/7. All opinions are my own.