Have you seen the trailers for the Shaun the Sheep movie coming out this Summer? Doesn’t it look cute and fun and hilarious at the same time? I always find myself getting particularly excited about all the kids movies coming out at this time of year because it means something easy and enjoyable for me to do with Kennedy during these long Summer days! I’m really excited about this one, coming out on August 5, 2015, because it looks like it has a lot of little jokes in it that I’ll really find funny too, and that’s a big bonus!
If you do decide to take the kids to the movies during the Summer, it’s great to keep the fun and excitement going afterwards by having a craft, or a game, or a special themed snack to enjoy after getting home from the movies, or even the next day. Keep that going as long as possible! Milk it for all it’s worth!
(Milk and cookies pun intended :))
This little idea that Kennedy and I are sharing with you today is really half cookie and half craft, so we’re calling it a “cookie craft”!
It’s like making a cute little sheep out of clay, but then you get to eat it!
To get started you’ll need:
-A tube of white decorating icing
-Black or really dark brown chocolate fondant
-1 batch of my chocolate cake mix pudding cookies
We used all pre-made ingredients to keep things really fun and easy, but if you have the skills and the time, of course you can make your own icing, candy eyes, and fondant.
We used the pudding cake mix cookies because they’re delicious, but also only take about 15 minutes to make, including baking time!
Once your cookies are baked and cooled, the decorating part is really easy and the cookies turn into cute little sheepies in no time!
If you think you or your kids may not be the best sheep head shaper of all time, don’t even worry about it. Once you add on those cute candy eyes, they magically become adorable. I’m pretty sure all of my baked goods will have little candy eyes on them from now on. 🙂
We had a little bit of a tough time trying to get them to not look like they’re looking up all the time, but let’s not worry about that too much.
So that’s it! Half cookie, half craft, all fun! The most important part is that the kids are kept busy and happy for one more afternoon!
Don’t forget to get a little carried away if you have some leftover fondant and candy eyeballs! 🙂
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.