Normally the first things that come to mind when talking about kids crafts is a glue stick, construction paper, safety scissors, and a box of crayons. There is one more crafting medium that is perfect for sparking the creative spirit in your little ones, and you need look no further than your kitchen. One of my fondest memories as a child is being able to create and eat. Hmmm, I guess that is why I still enjoy baking so much! :-)
What’s perfect about this type of creative play, is they can really put their stamp on it and see things differently than if they were to draw it up on paper. For instance, my daughter decided that she wanted a girl so she used two candy corns and a raisin to create a bow, clever girl. These little Halloween Cats were fun to make and delicious to eat, and they would be perfect for a play date or Halloween party leading to the big night.
- slice of bread
- a cup that fits inside the slice of bread
- peanut butter
- candy corn
- pretzels sticks
Begin by placing the cup on top of the slice of bread and cut around the edge. Reserve the bottom two corners for the ears.
Place the corners at the top of the circle.
Then spread with peanut butter to connect them to the head. Then using the rest of the ingredients give your cat some eyes, a nose, and whiskers by breaking the pretzel sticks in half.
All that’s left to do now is eat it, and I don’t know about you but we have accumulated quite the art collection – so it’s nice to have something I don’t have to feel bad about not hanging on to.