The boys had recently been given some cookie decorating kits by their auntie, and as New Year’s Eve is approaching I thought making New Year’s Cookies would be the ideal activity to keep them busy for a while on such a cold and rainy day.
Our kit had star shaped gingerbread cookies, the perfect shape for any celebration. Of course you could make your own too. We had red and yellow icing to decorate, and star/snowflake shapes, and round red balls. Gold or silver balls would be lovely for a New Year’s theme too.
The boys all enjoyed decorating the cookies, and only a few of them got bitten into before they could be decorated (thanks to Mr R!)
Some very easy ideas for young ones are:
- Icing the year
- Icing new year’s messages
- These can be decorated by adding balls all along the iced letters/numbers or kept plain and decorated at the edges
- Decorating in star shapes
- Fireworks designs – this will work better if you have more colours of icing, but is good for young one who want to just scribble with the icing
Here’s some of the finished cookies:
If you are looking for more fun ideas for kids at New Year’s you could try these Firework craft ideas, which also links to Edible Sparklers and Firework cookies if you are looking for more food based ideas.
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