Toddler Games: Outdoor Science activity – “Gloop and Flower Cupcakes”

I’ve “borrowed” this from Miss NHM’s old nursery.

You will need

  • Tubs filled with cornflower, salt, white wine vinegar, water and cream of tartar
  • Spoons for pouring and stirring
  • Whisks
  • Cupcake cases
  • Cupcake tray

Your children can collect fistfuls of dandelions and grass before they start their concocting.

Firs you can explore each ingredient together, think about how they feel, smell and taste. Then add the spoons and post and let the magic begin!

Children can mix, add and mix again until they feel it is finished. Help them to think about the mixture, how does it feel? what will happen when we put the dandelions in the pot?

Add the special dandelion and grass ingredients and pour the mixture into the cake cases.

These can be emptied and refilled, there can be dandelion arrangement, but the most important thing is to allow your child the opportunity to explore, enquire and experiment.

The recipes will just keep on coming with your very own garden kitchen, so have a go at some messy garden fun!

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