Much of our weekend was spent baking cupcakes and biscuits for a Thailand Mission fundraiser so I guess I was on a roll when I asked Miss M if she would like to bake biscuits this morning. My little baker had been given the loveliest little bakers outfit for her birthday and so this was a chance to put it to use for the first time. So cute!
I have been told that the simple biscuit recipe I like to use (5 cups SR flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tin condensed milk, 500g softened butter) could also be used with cookie cutters so I thought we'd give it a go. We had lots of smarties left over from the weekend's cooking frenzy so we made beautiful butterflies which Miss M was able to cut out and decorate herself. Lots of satisfaction for a new 3 year old in this activity!
They turned out well and we saved half of the mixture to put in the freezer for another baking morning. Thanks to Nardi for sharing this idea with me. I'm very keen to give it a go. We have a few special outings this week with our friends and mums group so these biscuits will be good to take and share around. I'm looking forward to eating one myself!
You could extend this activity by.....
- baking other shaped biscuits
- read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
- making butterfly stain glass for the windows
- collage butterfly cut-outs
- do a butterfly hunt
- play with play dough
- look at the life-cycle of a butterfly
- do the butterfly dance off 'Wiggles Safari' dvd
- dress up like a butterfly
- sing 'How does a caterpillar go?' + 'How does a butterfly go?'
- making biscuits to give to others as a gift