Bacon Hearts

What You Need

  • Lean bacon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooling rack
  • Knife
  • Oven mitt
  • Plate

What You Do

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Let your child line the bottom of the cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Have her place the cooling rack on top of the foil.
  4. Help your child use a knife to carefully slice each piece of bacon in half.
  5. Let her place one bacon half on the cooling rack.
  6. Help her set the other bacon half at a 45 degree angle to the first half, creating a "V" shape. Make sure that the bacon ends overlap at the bottom of the "V."
  7. Show her how to fold both arms of the "V" inward to make a heart shape.
  8. Have her arrange the rest of her bacon strips on the cooling rack, carefully making hearts out of each one. Encourage her to play around with different sized hearts.
  9. Place the bacon in the oven.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes, but check back frequently -- you don't want any burnt bacon hearts!
  11. Have your child use an oven mitt to take the cooling rack out of the oven.
  12. Allow the bacon time to cool.
  13. Help her transfer her heart-shaped goodies onto a plate.
  14. She's ready for breakfast!

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