10 Tips for Decorating with the Kids
December 2, 2015
How to have a fun and functional decorating session
Stock Up on Cookie Cutters
At Christmas, candy canes and gingerbread men are traditional. But there is a wide world of cookie cutters out there for a person to choose from. Hit up a supply store, such as Sur La Table, where there is an overabundance of cookie cutters to choose from. Get creative and consider a Christmas dragon, if you so desire.
Sprinkles are the most fun part of cookie decorating. You can be meticulous about it and use tweezers to expertly apply them in just the right spots. But really, the joy is in watching a child grab a handful of sprinkles and toss them haphazardly onto a cookie. Be sure to get a few fun varieties of sprinkles to make it extra fun.
Keep Cookies Iced
Icing is somewhat like glue in the sense that it will hold your sprinkles on tightly. Wilton makes some great premade cookie icings that will make your life easier. However, you can also make royal icing from scratch with 4 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of meringue powder, and a bit of water.
Let Them Cool