Christmas has taken over, the decorations are half up, the rest will be put up over this weekend. The harry potter Christmas tree is basically done! Yes a Harry Potter tree i’m really pleased with it, it’s just a small corner tree in the porch which I decided to have a bit of fun with this year.. I will do a little post on it soon, yes i’m a total geek! Aside from the Christmas decorations I have been doing some more Christmas crafty things with Mini over the last few weeks, which has been so much fun. I wanted to share with you two really fun easy “baking” (without actually baking) activities that all little ones will love!
Firstly Melted Snowmen biscuits, for this you will need: Gingernut biscuits, Marshmallows, Icing sugar, Icing pens
These are so easy to make, but also so much fun! Firstly make the icing sugar up, then cut the marshmallows in half. Take a gingernut biscuit, add a dot of icing sugar in the middle of the biscuit and place the marshmallow on top ( this “glues” the marshmallow to the biscuit). Then take a spoon full of the icing sugar and pour over the marshmallow, it will run over it, covering it and also dripping down the sides. Giving you the “melted snow” look. I popped ours into the fridge at this stage for 5 mins to let them set. Once set get the icing pens and get designing your little snowmen. so simple. Mini had so much fun even though her snowmen looked more like melted rainbows to be honest. She gave hubby one as soon as he arrived home saying “daddy soomen bicket” beyond cute!
We also made “no bake” gingerbread houses that afternoon too. I love gingerbread and making gingerbread houses but boy do they take hours and hours to do, or is that just me? I spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought we’d give it a go, I’m quite chuffed with how well our little houseys turned out!
You need: A packet of butter and chocolate biscuits (sorry I’ve forgotten the proper name :/ ) I got our’s from lidl their own brand. Icing sugar, Whatever sweets, decorations you fancy, we used a mix of sprinkles and jelly sweets.
To make: this could not be simpler. Take three biscuits, place the chocolate side down on your plate/ surface, get your icing sugar and put some down both sides then place the other two biscuits on their sides, making a triangle/ house shape (see below) Make sure you have the biscuit side facing out as it looks like the gingerbread. Add some icing to the middle/top to glue the two biscuits together. I then set ours into the fridge for 5 mins to set. Once set, you can get decorating. This was probably the most enjoyable out of the two for Mini as I gave her free rein with the icing sugar, sprinkles and sweets. The end result with some help from me turned out so cute! They didn’t last long though as they were so yummy. This is a really nice easy activity that would be perfect for say a Christmas play date, kids Christmas party or maybe as a biscuit for Santa?
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