The boys were keen to make some Star Wars edible snacks, originally their ideas were in line the edible dinosaur worlds they made last year. Luckily, I managed to scale their ideas down.
- Rich tea biscuits: original and finger
- Royal icing
- White marshmallows
- Icing pen
- Red jelly
- Chopping board
- Star Wars soundtrack played by the National Symphony Orchestra
NOTE: Always supervise your child with a knife. Use utensils appropriate to your child’s age and experience.
Their first suggestion was stormtrooper biscuits, so they had three biscuits each and access to some white and black fondant icing. I gave them each a children’s dinner knife. Cian (18 months) has used a knife, alongside other similar tools, for making imprints in playdough, so I knew he was able to use it safely.
Cian placed the icing on top of his remaining two and a half biscuits.
Then, Cian moved on to eating, leaving his big brothers to make their stormtroopers.
As Ioan and Finn neared completion, Cian was confused by the clapping on the recording of the National Symphony Orchestra performing.
Lightsabers and characters
Next, they each wanted to make lightsabers. Ioan set the biscuits out to look like two lightsabers crossed in battle and Finn laid his lightsabers side by side. Finn found it difficult to squeeze the icing out of the tube, so I put a bulldog clip on the end to help push the icing down,
Again, Cian was more interested in the taste testing.
Finn finished off his red lightsaber (we only had pink icing!) and moved on to his blue. Ioan moved on to his handles, having chosen Rich tea fingers and black royal icing. Sorry that the pictures below are wonky, I had a tired toddler on my hip by this stage.
Ioan suggested adding red jelly to look like lava, like in the famous fight scene with Darth Vader. He then moved on to decorating his marshmallows to look like characters.
They proudly showed me their finished plates:
DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)
ELG 04 – Moving and handling:
Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Expressive arts and design
ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:
Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
ELG 17 – Being imaginative:
Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.