We made these bread dough faces the other day, using the "Easiest Bread Dough" recipe in MaryAnn Kohl's First Art.
I thought we'd make a variety of shapes, like last time, but Maia is on her faces kick and just wanted to make faces out of the dough. She started using tiny dough balls for the eyes, but switched to currants when I brought them out.
Although the first thing she did after they cooled off was eat all the currants off the faces! Next time, I think I'll try this with a whole wheat bread dough recipe for something healthier.
I want to start getting Maia more involved in making our snacks and meals — in the hopes that she'll be more interested in eating the results if she helps. Any ideas? Do your kids help you cook? Maia usually helps me with desserts, but not meals, and I'd like to change that.