We made this puffy paint moon a few months ago and I had a reader email me to tell me that she used the recipe for making cookies. I thought it was an amazing idea and couldn’t wait to do it. When my son’s god parents sent me home from Chicago with this awesome shape cookie set I knew it was time . We made the craft, played bakery and read the story for a true cookie themed day.
Shape Sorting Bakery
- Gather your materials. You will need some white glue , plain shaving cream, brown paint, a spoon, a bowl, a paper plate, some brown paper, and a circle paper punch or scissors.
- Start by mixing your puffy paint. Put 3/4 cup of shaving cream and 1/4 cup of white glue into a bowl and mix. I let my son explore freely with it. A little too freely- ours ended up on the walls. It washes off easily.
- Add in some brown paint. There is a spoon in there, it’s just under a lot of shaving cream.
- Mix well.
- Glop it on the paper plate, taking your time to feel it in all it’s goopiness.
- While your child is playing / painting the plate cut out some “chocolate chips” from the paper.
- Add them to the cookie, no need for extra glue.
- Let dry.
Shape Sorting Bakery
- Gather your materials. You will need a table or low surface, a tray or pillow case, some play money and a set of cookie shapes. We are using a toy set of cookies but tracing cookie cutter shapes and cutting them out would be an easy alternative.
- Play! I had my son sort the cookies first, then we set the prices and with the play money I bought cookies. We had so much fun our bakery is still set up in the playroom.
“Mr. Cookie Baker” by Monica Wellington was an instant hit at our house. The book is about who else, Mr. Cookie Baker and it shows the reader how he makes cookies from scratch, ices them and sells them. It’s a great book to explain baking and bakeries. My son loves the part where Mr. Cookie Baker eats a cookie after a long hard day and then says goodnight. I like the illustrations, they are bold and detailed without being cluttered and can almost tell the story all by themselves. Be warned though reading this will almost definitely make you crave a cookie or two.