Cookie Clay Flowers
Your child will truly enjoy the tactile experience of working with this edible clay. And whatever you create is "yummy" to eat!
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup honey sesame seeds dash of cinnamon 1/3 cup non-fat dry milk powder raisins shredded coconut chopped nuts 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ pretzel sticks waxed paper spoon saucepan bowl measuring spoons and cups
What to do:
- Invite your child to help you measure the butter or margarine.
- Then melt the butter and add it to the peanut butter.
- Together, measure and stir in the honey and vanilla.
- Let your child help add the oats, wheat germ, milk powder, cocoa, and cinnamon. Stir the mix well to make a thick dough.
- If the dough is too wet, add a bit more dry milk powder. If it is too dry, add a bit more honey.
- Show your child how to roll and mold the dough into "flowers." She can roll the shapes in the nuts, sesame seeds, or coconut.
- Encourage your child to decorate the "flowers" with raisins and more nuts and to use a pretzel as a stem.
- Eat as snacks or give as gifts. Teach your child this rhyme:
I have a "yummy" gift for you.
It's made of clay you eat.
It's sent from me to you with love
For a sweet and happy treat!
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- How does the clay feel when you roll and shape it?
- What foods did you use to decorate your special flower?
- What else would you like to make with your cookie clay?
While you are having fun together, your child is developing small muscle skills, language skills, and pre-math skills.