There's nothing quite like the smell of baking bread. Here's an activity that will get your child to have some gooey fun while making something delicious to eat. Create bread dough sculptures! These sculptures are a wonderful alternative to playdough. Not only will your child get some practice strengthening his fine-motor muscles by kneading and molding the dough, but he'll also get to create a tasty treat for himself and the rest of the family. These make a nice kid-made gift, but they're fun any time of the year!
What You Need:
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum foil
- 1 can refrigerator biscuits
- 1 hot pad
What You Do:
- Help your child decide what she wishes to sculpt. For example, she could sculpt a flower, or maybe even a snake.
- Next, help your child carefully preheat your oven to the temperature specified on your can of refrigerator biscuits.
- Then, let your child unroll a sheet of aluminum foil the length of your baking sheet.
- You should then help her very carefully tear the sheet of aluminum foil from the box.
- Next, let your child place the sheet of aluminum foil on top of the baking sheet.
- Then, help her carefully open the can of refrigerator biscuits.
- Your child should then press each of the biscuits together to form a “log.”
- Have your kid begin sculpting the form of her choosing back in step one. Encourage her to be creative.
- If she's careful, she can even use a butter knife to help make her bread sculpture.
- Once she is done sculpting the bread, wait for the oven to finish preheating.
- Once the oven is preheated, take over duties and carefully place the baking sheet inside of your oven on the center rack.
- Cook your child’s bread sculpture for the time specified on the can.
- Then, handling duties, remove the bread sculpture from the oven using a hot pad.
- Allow the sculpture to cool completely.
- Finally, encourage your child to eat her creation!