Monster sandwiches & sausage mummies
If you’re stuck for Halloween games ideas get the kids to make their own monster sandwiches. Just lay down bread, fillers, fruit and vegetables and let their imagination run wild. If you have time to do some baking then get some hot dogs and roll them in puff pastry to make these cute mummies. Add […]
Coloured pasta butterflies or bows
Using this technique dye your pasta and dry it. Then with acrylic pens paint different butterflies. Teach the kids the different types and characteristics when painting them. My little one really likes the Monarch.
Make a DNA model out of candy and toothpicks. Warning: kids might eat more than their daily ratio. Explain what DNA and teach them about its structure and sequencing.
It all started with a Mr Patatoe figurine from school. The girls wanted to do other animals with patatoes so here’s my dinner gone.
Beetroot Red Velvet Pancakes
Today is Shrove Tuesday and we’ve done some pancakes. I wanted a different recipe so tried the red velvet ones made with beetroot. You can’t really taste the beetroot, but it gives a vibrant red colour. To keep the pancakes red while cooking you have to fry them on low and I also did not […]
Well one is made of ginger bread the other is from bread sticks dipped in chocolate. These are great to make but they can take a lot of time if made from scratch. The reward however is much greater when you do it from yourself.
Easy chessboard cake. Make your usual vanilla cake mix and leave half of it white. Add chocolate to the other half. Put the mix in separate bags, cut the ends then pour the cake mix in the pan in circles. One white one dark. I made 4 disks. Fill with your favourite cream.
An easy way to decorate some ready-made biscuits is by getting some marzipan and food colouring. Cover the biscuits with marzipan and get a painting brush to make some vampires, spiderwebs and zombies.
All you need is a couple of slices of white bread and some diluted paints (food colouring can also be used).
Chores & Lifelong skills
My little ones love helping with cooking, dusting or wiping floors. They can practice how to use scissors and knives, graters, brooms, vacuums and other instruments. She had great fun learning how to sew with a jumbo plastic needle and cardboard. We are doing different shapes like squares or triangles.