My youngest is a little better today. I am pretty certain she is teething as that is the only time she goes off her food, except for wanting to eat really hard things like toast. The girls and I spent the morning reading books as we were waiting in for a parcel. It arrived just after lunch and so we then went to play outside.
The girls started to get a little cold so we came indoors and made Easter themed sweets. We followed the recipe and method from when we made Mint stars and angels. I was going to add strawberry flavour instead of the peppermint but I was unable to find any. Having a preference for mint over lemon I went for mint flavour.
After we had mixed all the ingredients together, we cut out circle shapes
The circle shapes were then placed onto a baking tray lined with cling film, and squished to make an egg white shape
After the egg whites, I mixed some yellow food colouring into some of the mixture to make the egg yellow. We rolled this yellow into several small balls and stuck them onto the white
Once we had made some eggs, we then made chickens. For the chickens we cut out circles from the yellow icing, and then made a chicken face using chocolate sprinkles.
Whilst I cleaned up from making our Easter sweets, I gave the girls some coloured rice to play with. I added a drop of pink food colouring to a cup of rice, and green food colouring to another.
I then gave the girls the rice and several items from the kitchen, like spoons, plastic medicine cup etc to play with with the rice. The girls thought it was great fun. The noise it made when you poured it. The texture and all the different colours. They drew in it and tried to eat it. Really enjoying themselves and it kept them entertained for quiet some time
A very low cost and easy to do play activity.
Oh and before anyone asks which came first the chicken or the egg, the answer is the egg. Well we did not want to get yellow food colouring on our lovely white eggs.
This day I love Chicken, Egg and Coloured rice.