Whenever my 6-year-old twin boys are off from school, I envision all of the things we’ll do outside together: picnics at the playground, trips to the zoo, and bike rides! But there are always some days when the weather refuses to cooperate, and we end up stuck indoors.
When this happened recently, we spent the morning watching kids’ baking shows. Before long, my boys announced that they, too, wanted to make elaborate treats. I knew that after watching kids roll fondant roses and create tie-dye cupcakes on TV, they wanted to make something that looked cool more than they wanted to eat it.
Turns out, Scholastic had already sent a Klutz: Mini Bake Shop craft kit to check out. It comes with air-dry clay, foam molds, tools, decorations, and all the instructions to make adorable mini cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, pies, and more. The finished creations aren’t edible — but that just means your child’s hard work will last to be admired (and they won’t end up with a major sugar crash).
Read on for my in-depth review on the kit and an insider look at what kids learn from it!