Blast off with these alien biscuits

Blast off with these alien biscuits
by Natalie Keeler

Whether you're hosting a spooky soirée, an out-of-this world party, or just want snacktime to make you smile, little ones will LOVE these alien biccies.

There are plenty of learning perks to this creative activity. Scroll down to read how you can get the most out of it for your child.

We used shop-bought biscuits so we could get straight to the fun part of decorating them, but if you fancy baking your own, we love this BBC Good Food recipe


  • Digestive biscuits
  • Marshmallows
  • Black icing
  • Icing (pre-made or make your own using icing sugar + water)
  • Sprinkles
  • Food colouring (optional)


1. Cover the digestive biscuit with icing – if making your own, use food colouring to make new colours.

2. Scatter the sprinkles on top.

3. Use a black icing pen to turn marshmallows into eyes.

4. Stick the marshmallow eyes to the icing on top of the biscuit.

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Learning guide

This creative activity has lots of interesting textures for little fingers to explore, like the squidgy marshmallows, gloopy icing, and crumbly biscuits. Talk about colours as you mix up different shades of icing – can your child predict what will happen when they combine the blue and yellow food colouring together? They could even have a go at describing which planet their alien has travelled from.