This half term, keep the kids busy in the kitchen with a spot of Halloween-inspired-treat-making. Here are a few ideas you might like to try:
1. Injuredbread Men.
We all have gingerbread men shaped cutters lying around somewhere (if you don’t, we’re pretty sure your kids will have one in amongst all their play dough tools!) so bake some gingerbread men with bits missing so they can be decorated like unfortunate skeletons. Once the biscuits have baked and cooled, leave them with the kids to decorate. All they need is a red, black and white icing pen and they’ll be well away!
2. Witches Hats.
Ever noticed how an ice-cream cone looks like an upside down witches hat? All you need is melted chocolate, a few decorations and of course some ice-cream cones. This is requires such minimal effort. There’s absolutely no cooking needed except for melting the chocolate and you can do that in the microwave. Give each child a spoon to use to cover the ‘hats’ with chocolate and let them decorate however they please with whatever cake decorations you can find in the cupboard. Easy. Maybe put a bit of grease proof paper down first…
3. Frankenstein Marshmallow pops.
What child wouldn’t want to make these? We doubt they would turn out as neat as this – but to be fair, the real frankenstein’s monster probably didn’t look that neat either… so we wouldn’t worry about striving for perfection.
4. Meringue Ghosts.
Have you ever seen such a cute little egg-based ghost? No, we haven’t either. This is simplicity – just pipe out a bit of meringue, stick on some little candy eyes and bake.
5. Spider Pizza.
Getting vegetables inside a child is quite a difficult but necessary task. If they help you make these spider pizzas, you never know it might help with vegetation ingestion… although you don’t meet many children who enjoy olives (you don’t meet many adults who enjoy them either now we come to think of it!) it’s quite good fun watching them try one for the first time…
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