I’m in the milk and the milk’s in me….

Maurice Sendak is easily my favorite children’s author, and I was saddened to hear of his recent passing.  Many of his books were my favorites as a child, and I carried those books into my classroom when I became a teacher, and then brought them home to share with my own children.

In the Night Kitchen is one of our favorite bedtime reads.  We all like to chant “Milk in the batter, milk in the batter, we bake cake and nothing’s the matter!” and howl “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” with Mickey.

I made this small charm as a sort of tribute to Maurice Sendak’s legacy.  It’s Mickey, of course, diving in to get milk for the morning cake.  This famous, or possibly infamous, image, resulted in the book being banned from many libraries, so it seemed like a fitting homage to a man who wasn’t afraid to push boundaries.

This project involved a bit of trial and error, so there are no step by step pictures, for now.  Like this tutorial, I printed the image on transparency paper.  I then fussy cut it out and inserted it into the mini bottle.  I mixed resin with a bit of white paint and did four separate pours, allowing it to rest for a day between each pour.  For the last pour I didn’t add any paint, so you can see Mickey’s face better.


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  1. So neat! I love how you made this. I never read this story, but it sounds like it was another one of his good ones. I carry a “Where the Wild Things Are” banner in my Etsy shop, and I was sadden too to hear of his passing.

  2. Love Mr. Sendak’s books. And was delighted to see his interview with Stephen Colbert this winter. An amazing man, for sure. This is so charming!

  3. This is adorable! This was my favorite book when I was a little girl, I used to make my Mom read it to me every night… I love this, it would be so cute to wear as a necklace with a little dress.

  4. Absolutely precious. I love the movement, even though in a corked bottle. A moment captured right from one of Mr. Sendak’s lovely books. : )
    Have a great day!
    Hope : )


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