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One of the brilliant things about being a mum is being able to suggest random activities when they take your fancy. No-one blinks an eyelid when you suggest making fun stuff if you say you’re doing it with your kids. If I’m honest, I was always making fun stuff even before the children arrived but lets keep that quiet, eh?
Its fair to say Minions are BIG NEWS in our house – There’s so much Minion stuff around in the shops that we seldom come back without a Minion themed item. Even better are the after school trips to our local Tesco, purely to buy fun Minion stuff.
We were recently asked to show off our favourite supermarket and undertake a ‘fun shop’. No problem! Our Tesco is HUGE! I think it was the largest in Europe when it opened about 5 years ago. There’s so much variety and tons of special offers. We were actually in there last week and Tara asked about buying all the Minion stuff in the world so I promised her we would go back in a couple of days …Here’s what we found:
We bought some really cute Minion Tins and filled them with Minion Eyes (also known as Sultanas & White Chocolate Chips). Love this cheap after-school snack that the girls just devour!
We also hit the Minion stationery and party aisle…
and made Minion Cup Holders!
But as with any fun project, there must always be food involved. So we made some Easy-Assemble Minion Cookies:
What you need:
- 1 packet of round Shortbread Cookies
- 1 pack of yellow fondant icing
- 1 pack of black fondant icing
- White Chocolate Chips
- Cool boiled water
- Equipment: Rolling Pin, paintbrush, straw, kitchen knife ( a child’s one will do if kids are making these), scissors
- Roll out the yellow icing and cut out into circles
- Paint the back of the icing with the cool boiled water and attach to the top of the cookie
- Roll out a pea sized amount of black icing into a circle & stick to the yellow icing
- Roll out a small amount of black icing and cut into thin strips – attach either side of the black circle
- Insert one white chocolate chip into the black dot
- Cut the end of the straw in half to make a smile shape and insert into the yellow icing
As you can see, we had a ball. We loved getting creative and having fun and obviously eating what we had made afterwards. Who knows, our Minion tablecloth might still be on when we eat Christmas Dinner!