Before digging in with our activity we enjoyed reading “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake” by Laura Numeroff. Such a silly story! You can’t help but want to read the story all over again once you are finished reading it the first time, which is exactly what we did. 🙂
Then after reading it the second time you can’t help but wish you had some freshly baked cupcakes to frost and decorate with all kinds of sprinkles. That is how we came up with our Foam Dough Cupcake Station.
Our Cupcake Station was placed on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper (for easy clean up) and included a large ball of Foam Dough, 6 cupcake liners, candles, glitter, sequins, beads and a sandwich bag full of dyed shaving cream.
My daughter started by removing the Foam Dough from the baking tray onto a placemat to play with and explore the dough. We learned that it crumbles easily but also holds together quite nicely when formed into a ball. I told her we were going to make some cupcakes like in the story so she formed large balls in her hands and pressed them down into the cupcake liners.
The frosting was simply shaving cream dyed with liquid watercolors and placed inside a sandwich bag. I cut the corner off one end and my daughter just squeezed the bag to pipe frosting on her cupcakes.
Next came the fun part of decorating the cupcakes with all those sprinkles and adding candles on top. She started very frugal with the decorations but by the end she had removed the tops from the glitter and literally poured the glitter on some of her cupcakes! A girl from my own heart!
The Best Afternoon Ever!!!
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