10 July 2013

Watch Bake Create - Transport

 

 
This week focuses on transport and we have:

Watched Up
Baked Traffic Light Biscuits
Created a Cardboard Space Ship House
 
 
 
Traffic Light Biscuits

 


 
Ingredients
Biscuits
4oz butter
3oz sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
11oz flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Decoration
Smarties/M&Ms/Skittles/crushed lollipops/jams
(anything you wish to use that is red, orange and green!)



Method
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees
  • Combine all of the biscuit ingredients together in a bowl to create you biscuit dough
  • Roll it out to around 2cm in thickness and cut out rectangles 3cm by 8cm in size
  • Using a small circular object cut out three circles from each biscuit (we used a piping nozzle)
  • Cook the biscuits for around 10 minutes then remove from the oven, add your sweet decorations into the three holes and bake for another 3 minutes
  • Allow to cool
  • Scoff!

We popped a few of ours onto sticks which were great to use with some toy cars in the garden when we had a picnic!


Cardboard Space Ship House

Jamster had asked for a new home for some Moshi Monsters figures so I decided to create one quickly from a box that I had spare, rather than just buying one on this occasion! It takes a few minutes to create but if it saves some pennies towards days out this summer then it's definitely worth it.



Equipment
Cardboard
Pencil
Scissors
Paint
Objects to decorate (anything you wish to add)


Method
  • Cut out two large, curved, triangle shapes using the cardboard, 2 smaller sized versions (then cut down the centre to create 4 pieces) and 3 different sized circles to use as platforms/levels.
  • Cut 4 slits in each circle, a quarter of the way round.
  • Cut a slit from the top to a third of the way down on one of the large triangles and from the bottom to two thirds up on the other. Then cut three horizontal slits in them using the circles diameters as the measurements
  • Paint the pieces and allow to dry fully
  • Assemble the space ship by slotting the two large pieces together and inserting the round bases into the slots
  • Decorate and play!
 



Up
 
 


This is one of our favourite Disney Pixar movies which follows 78 year old Carl Fredricksen's journey in his balloon-driven flying home!


He spent the majority of his life dreaming of travel with his wife but after she passed away he finally got round to doing it in an extraordinary way. Teamed with 8 year old Junior Wilderness Explorer Russell he encounters wild terrain, villains (and their talking dogs) and strange jungle creatures.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Next week the theme will be Bees.

If you have any transport themed posts feel free to add your links below!
 
 

41 comments :

  1. love the biscuits - great idea - will need to give them a bash!

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  2. love these posts such great ideas
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  3. The biscuits look fab,definately giving them a go :)

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  4. We made these last night for the kids to take to school !

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  5. Valerie Kaseram22 July 2013 at 23:32

    I'll defo give this a try!

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  6. Those traffic light biscuits look easy enough to make and really fun. :)

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  7. I must get this movie, I think I would enjoy it as well as the kids :)

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  8. The traffic light biscuits are great for young kids.

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  9. Love this film and LOVE your spaceship house! Something to put on the 'to make' list :) x

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  10. great traffic lights biscuits im gunna make them with the kids :) thanks :)

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  11. I love the traffic light biscuits- so cute!

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  12. Loving Traffic Light Biscuits.

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  13. Biscuits look lovely & Up is a great film

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  14. I love the biscuits and was going to give them a go until I discovered I only have maple syrup and not golden. That wouldnt work would it?

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  15. Wow what a great idea!! definately anything to save money i have a spare box might have to think of an idea to make for my eldests barbies and im sure she would love to help decorate it too. Thankyou :)

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  16. The Traffic light biscuits look fab. Will make some with the little ones over Christmas holidays as an alternative to mince pies :)

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  17. Fantastic idea! My boy is going to love making these, thank you :)

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  18. Biscuits seem a great idea. Thanks for the recipe. Love the Cardboard Spaceship, the boys will love making this.

    Rachel Craig

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  19. This brought all the memories from Blue Peter back from my childhood. I have made similar biscuite with tiny amount of jam and lemon curd in.

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  20. I love the space ship. My two are always bringing my recycling back in to junk model

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  21. The traffic light biscuits look great fun to make

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  22. I am definitely going to give these a go, they look scrummy!

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  23. I really like the biccies - they look so simple to make but so effective!

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  24. I love the idea of using a theme for different activities!

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  25. Great ideas. The kids would love them all.

    Rachel Craig

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  26. Love the idea of the biscuits, definitely going to give that a try.

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  27. THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEAS TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY AT HOME ON A RAINY DAY WHILST ON A BUDGET

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  28. tried them, they worked out great

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  29. I love the biscuits idea. Going to try with my kids

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  30. the traffic light cookies look FAB, must go try them myself :)

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  31. my sons like up, even though I always cry

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  32. Your traffic light biscuits look amazing! :)

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