Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cookie decorating---fun for everyone, and you can sneak in some OT, too

I have some things to talk about--namely the plight of our assistive technology quest--but that will have to wait until after Christmas.  Right now we're all-holiday-fun-all-the-time, trying to fit in fun crafts or activities.  Here are some pictures from cookie decorating, done last weekend.

Cookie Decorating
I made sugar cookies and bought a big gingerbread man (at Trader Joe's for $2) for us to decorate.  Whipped up a simple buttercream frosting (3c powdered sugar, 2 sticks of butter, 1tbl vanilla, a few tbl of milk) and added some different food colorings for fun.  Maya had a great time playing with all of it, though the adults did a lot of the decorating.

Managing to sneak a little fine motor work into our decorating

Maya decides that she wants to use the blue icing.  About 10 seconds after this picture she came to the conclusion that the knife was too difficult to use, and dove in with her hand.

Grandma, there's icing on my hand!

And then she rolled the frosted hand in sprinkles.  It looks delicious.

1 comment:

Danielle Quinn said...

Fine motor AND sensory!! This OT is proud :) Sticky stuff isn't always fun!