Have you seen paleontologists that eat their fossils? See how they dig artifact and fossils and after a long hard work hour, they are hungry and eat fossil. This crafts for toddlers idea is a great result of imagination by Martha Stewart that use food-safe plastic insects to make imprints on cookies. See how your kids’ expression when they find edible fossils in the room. Sure they would love the taste of the delicious cookies. But with insect imprint on it? They will love them more.
Preparation and Ingredients
These ingredients of crafts for toddlers project will yield 16 pieces of cookies that taste sweet and delicious. You will need to prepare 1 cup walnuts, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, Salt, 2 sticks unsalted butter, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. You will need toasted walnuts and the butter should be in room temperature. Do not forget to prepare food-safe plastic insects to make imprints on the cookies. They could be found easily in stores that sell kitchen utensils.
Start this crafts for toddlers process by preheating oven to 325 degrees. Use a food processor to grind walnuts until finely ground. Put them into a bowl with flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk them together. Grab a mixer and beat sugar, butter, and vanilla on high speed until it turn fluffy and pale. Lower the speed to low. Beat in walnut mixture gradually into the mixer until it turns into big dough ball. Divide the dough into eighteen balls of 1 1/2-inch, and press them into irregular stone shapes with your hand palm. And then arrange them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Coat food-safe plastic insects with flour dust so they can be easily removed from the dough. Make fossil impressions press the plastic insects into dough. Freeze and wait until the dough is very firm for about 20 to 30 minutes. Now you can bake the dough with fossil imprints until golden brown and felt firm in center. This process takes 25 to 28 minutes. Take out the the sheet and move cookies onto a wire rack. Let them cool and ready to eat.
Offer this crafts for toddlers cookies to your kids and watch them amaze to have fossil. You can put and hide the cookies at several places in the house and let the kids search them.