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 paper plate cookie craft, played bakery and read the story for a true cookie themed day.
- 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.