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My kiddos love ANY opportunity to get creative and I have actually discovered that letting them get their imaginations going actually keeps them calm. It is awesome! So, for a fun activity we decided to let our imaginations go wild and make our after school snack more than just Snack Pack Pudding cup.
What You Need:
- Snack Pack Puddings – pick your favorite flavors
- Oreos Cookies- the orange centered ones are especially fun for the Halloween and Fall season
- Nutter Butters
- Peanut Butter
- Variety of spooky candy – worms, little people, skeletons (their are lots of different types available this time a year. We even found eye balls!)
- Colored edible gel for writing and decorating
- Sealable sandwich bags to break cookies up in
- Hard cup or rolling pin (optional)
Step 1: Pick up Snack Pack Puddings from your local Walmart and any other #SnackPackMixins needed. You may have everything needed in your cupboards already! I had a variety of items out like popcorn, peanut butter, pretzels, Oreos, Nutter Butter Cookies, candy people, etc. and they chose what they wanted from it. It was nice to give them options even though they did not use all of it. If you have the Snack Pack Puddings, Oreos and Gel alone that will be enough, but I discovered my kiddos are way more creative than me! I demonstrated one idea and that spurred their imaginations enough to get really creative!
Step 2: Let them design away! My daughter created Jack-O-Latern faces out of the Orange filling on the Oreos and we cut up the candy to create a stem.
My son took a a couple Nutter Butter Cookies and made one into his version of a skeleton by filling it with more peanut butter, so it could hold the pretzel arms. Then he stenciled on the “bones” on the front. The second cookie was cut in half and he drew “RIP” on it for a grave.
Step 3: Create the “dirt” for the topping/ground for their design by taking the filling out of the desired cookie and then placing the cookie in a sealed bag with all the air out of it. Then smash them using a sturdy cup or your fists until they are the desired texture. Each kiddo wanted a different flavor of “dirt” and each crushed their dirt a different way and true to their personality! The smashing is actually a great sensory activity, too!
Step 4: Add your dirt to the top of your Pudding cup. Using a spoon helps keep it less messy coming out of the baggie.
Step 5: Then create your Spooky Scene!
Step 6: Eat and Enjoy!!!