I can’t believe it is already time for another Fabulous Friday post. At this rate, summer is going to be over in a flash. Today we are finishing up our red, white, and blue activities before the 4th of July is here and gone. (See more patriotic activities) I rounded up the kids and headed into the kitchen. My little helpers enjoy all the measuring, dumping, and mixing that goes into cooking, and of course they love the tasting. We made some yummy rice krispie treats with homemade marshmallow fondant stars. It’s a simple and fun activity that’s fun to do side by side with your kiddo.
1 package marshmallows
6 C. Rice Krispies
3 T. Butter
1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
1 container of marshmallow cream
Red and Blue food coloring
Large Baking Pan
Star cookie cutter
1. Set aside 1/2 C. of marshmallows for the stars.
2. Make rice krispie treats by microwaving remaining marshmallows until they are melted. I microwaved ours for 2 minutes. Mix in butter, rice krispies, and vanilla.
|Mommy’s little helper having a great time being in the kitchen together 🙂|
3. Split marshmallow cream into two bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and blue food coloring to the other bowl. Mix until well blended.
|Ms. Tiger loves squeezing the food coloring in. We count the drops as she adds them.|
4. Put half of your rice krispie treat mixture into a pan. Spread the red marshmallow cream on top of the rice krispie layer. Then spread the remaining rice krispie treat mixture on top.
|Ms. Tiger loved using the cookie cutter and making lots of stars.|
|My two kiddos really enjoyed this activity. Maybe because they ate a lot of powdered sugar, a lot of marshmallows, and a lot of rice krispy treats! 🙂|