We had fun the last few days of half term with our boredom busting kit from Flora. We received some craft and baking supplies to join in with #FloraFamilyFun
First we started off with some baking. We made some yummy cupcakes and blueberry muffins.
Me and my youngest two, got to work making some yummy cupcakes.
- 150g Flora butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 medium eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 115g icing sugar
- food colouring
1. Put the butter, sugar, flour and eggs in a bowl and mix well.
2. Scoop into cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes on gas mark 4.
3. After they have cooled down, make some icing by adding a little bit of the food colouring to the icing sugar and spread on top of the cupcakes. Top with sprinkles.
Next we made some blueberry muffins. These were supposed to be lemon and blueberry muffins, but I had no lemons or juice, so we just made plain ones.
- 115g Flora butter
- 115g caster sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150ml milk
- 300g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 3.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl
3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well
4. Mix in the vanilla and milk
5. Add the flour and baking powder and stir until combined
6. Mix in the blueberries then put into 12 muffin cases. Cook for 30 minutes.
Our muffins got a bit squashed in the oven, I think it was because I put them too close together. They did taste really nice though, but I bet they would have been better with the lemon added.
Caitlin and Aaron really enjoyed baking. They love measuring the ingredients out and taking turns stirring the mixture up. We had lot’s of fun.
Next we made some Pasta Necklaces.
What you need:
- Tube shaped pasta
- hand sanitizer gel
- seal-able plastic sandwich bags
- food colouring
First you need to put some pasta shapes into the sandwich bags. We did blue, green and red, so that was 3 sandwich bags. Then add some hand sanitizer to each bag, close the bag and shake to cover the pasta with the gel.
Next, pour a few drops of the food colouring into each bag and shake, covering all the pasta.
Take out the pasta shapes and place them on a paper towel and let dry in the sun or on a radiator. Ours took ages to dry, we had to leave it overnight until they were completely dry.
Once ready, tie a large knot it a long piece of string and let you kids make their own pasta necklace.
When we made these the red came out really well, but the blue and green, didn’t completely soak into the pasta
Caitlin went for an all red necklace while Aaron used all three to make a pattern.
And the last thing we made was some sock puppets.
To make these you need:
- odd socks
Get an old or odd sock and put you hand in it and make a mouth shape. Add buttons for eyes and glue on.
We also added wool hair and felt tongues. But you can let your imagination go wild and maybe add other features such as a felt hat or pipe cleaner glasses.
Caitlin wanted me to give her puppet ‘Elsa hair’
We really had fun with our boredom busting kit, but has our half term was a week earlier than most children, we received the kit towards the end of the half term holiday, so we still have lot’s of activity’s left to do over the coming weekends.
What fun stuff did you do with your kids over the half term?
We received the boredom busting kit from flora in return for this post. All opinions are mine