Collaging

Today’s activity – collaging.  I haven’t done this with my little one for ages, and today I was so surprised at how well her fine motor skills have developed.  Clever girl 🙂

You can use anything for this, card, paper, boxes, toilet rolls, tissue paper, feathers, bottle tops, ribbons, buttons, straws, icecream sticks – the list is endless.

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Cupcake cones

Together with my little one we made these cupcake cones and they were so easy, but so much fun to make. They would look perfect on any party table – or you could just make them for fun like we did.


Cupcake recipe:
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2/3 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup milk1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line cupcake tray with paper cases

2. Combine all ingredients in bowl, beat on low until just combined, then beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes, or until mixture is smooth and changed to a paler colour

3. 3/4 fill paper cases with mixture, place ice cream cone in middle of mixture and push it slightly into mixture

4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes

5. Let rest in pan for 5 minutes, then cool on wire rack

6. Remove paper cases and decorate as desired

Rocky Road – the perfect Fathers Day treat

My husband is the biggest sweet tooth so for Fathers Day my little one and I made him Rocky Road.  We also had enough to bag up some to take to my dad’s house tomorrow (aka Poppy).

There are many variations, but mine is really easy, and really yummy.

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You’ll need:

2 x blocks of milk cooking chocolate (any brand)

1 x block or packet of good quality milk cooking chocolate

4 x bars of turkish delight

1 x cup of non salted peanuts

1 x cup of chopped marshmallows

1. Cut up turkish delights into small pieces (about 1cm x 1cm)

2. Melt chocolate but be sure to not overheat the chocolate or it will burn.  You need to take it of head immediately, as soon as its melted. (please refer to http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/260/how+to+melt+chocolate for instructions)

3. Mix in all other ingredients

4. Poor into tin and place into fridge to set (takes about 20 minutes)

5. Cut into pieces and enjoy!