Thursday, March 25, 2010
Normally I wouldn't buy edible items from Crayola, but we were picking up yet another thumb prescription at the local Walgreen's drugstore and were intrigued by this funky box. So it came home with us, and we excitedly tried it out. I gotta tell you, the stuff rocked! Ro and Ree know the drill by now—yada yada eggs yada yada butter. I guess the girls are pretty familiar with box mixes at this point (yeah I'm not going to win any awards for from-scratch baking any time soon). They thought the hand-scrunching of the dough was pretty fun. And really, how could you beat these little color packets? Neat kneading. Heh. We did a quick hand washing right after this and their hands came out sparkling clean: If you're wondering what the heck the girls are wearing at this point, Ro (in pink) has a skirt around her neck for "decoration" and Ree (purple) was dressing her babydolls and found her old favorite baby sweater (knitted by Ma) and just had to put it on. Whatever... Then there was a whole lotta very serious cutting and decorating. No messy sprinkles or icing to worry about, just some easy multicolored dough to play with. Notice that they didn't even wear aprons: Hm, the kitchen got a little trashed... But no worries, everything (and everyone) cleaned up easily with a quick wipedown: Now who wouldn't want one of these beautiful Easter cookies?! The girls used some of my old cookie cutters to make Easter eggs (the kind of blobby-looking ones), bunnies (completely unrecognizable, don't even bother looking for them), butterflies, hearts, and a big man for TubaDad. We figured out at the very end that it worked really well to mush a bunch of colors together and then do the cookie cutting (see the two multicolored eggs near the bottom right?). Also, if your kiddos weren't quite as exuberant about piling up massive amounts of dough, your cookies would look a lot more like the ones on the box: Ooooo boy, the process of choosing the first cookie to eat took even longer than the decorating: Mmmmm. I'm going to go sneak one right now.