When your child makes cute and delicious pudding cup faces, he has also created edible works of art!
What You Do:
- Tell your child he will use candy to create faces on pudding cups, and he’ll get to eat the whole thing!
- Your child can help you make pudding from a box of pudding mix (following package directions), or you can provide pudding already pre-made from purchasable pudding cups.
- Have your child use a spoon to scoop pudding from the homemade batch or from pre-made cups into a larger bowl or clear plastic cup. After the child has filled the bowl, the parent can use a knife to smooth out the surface of the pudding.
- Let your child pick out the candy decorations that he would like to use to create a pudding “face” on the surface of the pudding. He may want to use a red licorice piece, a gummy worm, or a red life saver for a mouth; M&M’s, red dots, lifesavers or chocolate chips for eyes; and perhaps coconut shavings or gummy worms for hair. These are just suggestions; the final design is entirely up to your child!
- You may wish to photograph the finished pudding face creation before your child eats it, as it’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind face!
- He may want to create more than one pudding face, for example as desserts for your whole family.
Let him eat and enjoy his pudding face creation!
Beth Levin has an M.A. in Curriculum and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has written educational activities for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Renaissance Learning publishers. She has a substitute teaching credential for grades K-12 in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.