Day 27 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is edible play. In the past we have had lots of edible play adventures – from our edible dinosaur sensory bin, jelly worms, using cereals and messy play with pasta. Today was an opportunity to use our Toy Story Edible Ink Colouring Pens and Green Sugar Sand. We created edible spring flowers.
Adam and I made a batch of dairy free biscuits and used a flower play dough cutter to make spring flowers. Whilst the biscuits were cooking we used Dr. Oetker Ready To Roll Icing to create more spring flowers. These were attached to the cooked biscuits with icing sugar and would be used as our canvas to draw on.
On the base of a green box I placed a strip of ready to roll icing to represent grass. Once our biscuits had cooled I gave Adam the edible ink colouring pens. Unfortunately the pens didn’t produce the results I had hoped. The only way to get the ink to appear was to stab the pens into the icing. Luckily this was the method Adam decided to use anyway.
Adam decided that sprinkling the green sugar sand onto the icing sugar didn’t look much fun. Instead he wanted to tip a lid full over the ‘grass’. Sugar sand went everywhere! Our spring flower edible art work may not be a masterpiece but it did taste yummy.
* Flower shaped playdough cutter.
* Dr Oetker Ready to roll icing
* Green sugar sand – we purchased ours from Tesco
* Toy Story Edible Ink Colouring Pens
* Green box
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop:
Today Emma Owl is joining us for our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop. Take a look at their top tips and easy ‘child can make it’ recipes to use while cooking with children. We love the scissors they use!
Other sensory activities for Edible Play: