Do you need a fuss-free activity to keep your child busy over the Easter weekend? You don’t even have to do any baking when you try our tasty Easter chick cakes recipe – we used shop-bought vanilla cupcakes, then decorated them with buttercream and a splash of food colouring.
- Vanilla cupcakes
- Buttercream icing
- Yellow food colouring
- Orange icing pen
- Black icing pen
Ask your child to put a couple of drops of food colouring into the icing. Mix well!
Pop the icing into an icing bag (you could use a freezer bag and snip a hole in the corner).
Ask your child to pipe one big blob onto the cake, then a smaller one on top.
Now, they can draw on two black eyes, an orange beak and feet using the icing pens.
After your child has had fun getting creative, and using their science skills to mix colourful icing, play a game to see how many baby animal names they know. Can they tell you what a baby cow is called? How about a baby cat? You could even make a list of adult animals on one side and their babies on the other, and see if your child can draw a line between the parent and baby (e.g. cat and kitten).