I drew a little visual recipe list so that it would be easier for C to understand what we were doing (she loved it!)
And we got busy measuring and stirring and mixing and mixing and mixing and mixing some more!
(Loving my proper American cups and wishing UK recipes were in cups too. So much easier!)
At one point she reached for the drawing and put it next to her bowl, as though needing to refer to it while a-mixing some more. This amused me no end, and also made me realise how quickly children catch on to the importance of print and that words (and pictures) tell us something useful. Love it.
As usual we had a fair bit of sensory exploration with hands and tongues. MMmmmmm.
A snapshot of curiosity mixed with wonder.
The verbal soundtrack was “ooooo nooooo, too sticky mummy!”
And she was actually right. It needed some more flour. So we added another half a cup.
And she very obligingly squished her hand into it to make me a hand print as a little keepsake!
I did the same with baby Pop’s hand print too, then put then on grease-proof paper at 100 degrees C (roughly 200 or so F) for 2 hours.
They came out nice and dry and hard.