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How to make platanos maduros (sweet fried plantains)

Plantains have circled the globe - they've journeyed from Asia to Africa to the Americas. This recipe is from Cuba and is a sweeter dish made from ripe plantains.


Pick your craft paper for the deer head. I googled a deer head silhouette and uploaded it to my Cricut Design Space. I then used my Cricut to cut the silhouette out.

Depending on your cup size, make sure your deer head is not too big or not too small.

Next, use red glitter stock to cut out a small circle for Rudolph's nose.

Glue on Rudolph's nose to the deer head silhouette, then glue the deer head to the gold sleeve.

That's it, wasn't that easy?! The creative possibilities are endless. The sleeve is reusable, so you can use it on all types of cups, you can even make these sleeves for a holiday party.

For more DIY inspiration, follow me on my blog at <3 You can also check out my behind-the-scene videos on Snapchat (vickybtv).

  • Drinking cup
  • Metallic gold craft paper
  • Plaid craft paper
  • Red glitter craft paper
  • Cricut
  • Scissors (if no Cricut)
  • Tape or glue