Recently, Ioan and Finny had been talking about the Edible Dinosaur Worlds they made a few years back. So, Cian decided he would like some Edible Gruffalo Parts for his birthday. One element he wanted including was the Gruffalo’s turned out toes.


  • Chopping board
  • Child friendly knife
  • Weighing scales
  • Microwave
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cupcake tray


  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 125g Rice Krispies cereal (this seemed a lot so I would reduce this amount next time)
  • 3 x Mars bars
  • Almonds


Finny had the idea of making mars bar cakes for the Gruffalo’s feet, with almonds stuck in to make his turned out toes.

He found the Dinosaur Nests post, then got out all the resources. He and Ioan were able to follow the instructions independently.

First, Finny chopped the mars bars.

Meanwhile, Ioan had weighed the butter and was ready to chop it.

They then put their chopped ingredients into a bowl.

They microwaved the mars bar and butter until it melted, taking care to heat it for short intervals and to keep checking it. They used the oven gloves to remove it from the microwave, then stirred the mixture together.

Having made these a few times, they just added the Rice Krispies by eye.

They mixed it all together, then tea spooned it in to a muffin tray, adding 5 almonds to each foot, to make the turned out toes.

They left them to cool for an hour in the fridge, before adding them to Cian’s Edible Gruffalo Parts. It’s safe to say Cian was very happy with their creations.

For full instructions on how to make mars bar cakes, see the post on Dinosaur Nests.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

Numeracy Year 2 programme of study

Number – measurements

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to measure mass (kg/g) to the nearest appropriate unit, using scales