and today's child-friendly cooking effort...
decorating arrowroot biccies lol
high tech stuff!
arrowroot biccies (we use aldi brand ;))
icing sugar, maybe 2-3 cups
tiny amount butter (like 1/2 tspn)
small amount boilling water
pink or red food colouring - one drop
anything to make the faces - we used the leftover writing gel and purple, blue and green sprinkles
get teh kids to sift the icing sugar into a small bowl. i covered the bench with the tupperware pastry sheet in a failed attempt not to make too much mess lol
put your tiny bit of butter in and add enough hot water, a bit at a time, to mix it into a thick yet spreadable consistency. don't stress if you need to add more icing sugar (i always do!) add the food colouring to make 'skin' colour and mix well
spread the icing thickly on the biccies (yes this is guaranteed sugar high waiting to happen)
show the kids how to make the faces or do it for those too little to make their own (in our house 2 was too little and 3.5 and just turned 5 is big enough ;))
use the sprinkles as hair
let set for minimum 1/2 hour but if possible more like 2-3 hours before serving
great cheap and fun party food - i think we're going to do these for emelia's birthday party in september. you could even have guests make their own at the start of a party.