Spring always has me thinking about the gardening season. I love getting my kids involved with our garden from planning what we grow all the way to harvesting — they love digging in the dirt and finding ... worms!
These Dirt Cupcakes are a fun way to build up the excitement for getting our garden started ... and to get your kids giggling over eating WORMS!
- Box of cupcake mix (plus all ingredients needed to make them)
- Cupcake liners
- Can of chocolate icing
- Chocolate sandwich cookies
- Zipper seal baggies
- Big spoon or a measuring cup (something that won't break for smashing cookies)
- Gummy worms
- Craft sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Construction paper
- Things to decorate paper — stickers, glitter glue, foam shapes, markers, etc.
- Bake cupcakes according to directions on the box.
- While the cupcakes bake, create flowers with your kiddos! Talk about the different types of flowers and their different shapes. Cut a few from construction paper. You could even use your child’s hand as a pattern.
- Have your kids decorate their flowers using various supplies (markers, stickers, etc.)
- Using the hot glue gun, attach a craft stick to each flower for a stem.
- Once cupcakes are cooled, allow your kids to ice their cupcake. An unused craft stick works great for this! Place iced cupcakes aside.
- Place 2 cookies in a plastic zipper bag…SEAL IT! Then have your child use a big spoon or the flat bottom of a measuring cup to SMASH their cookies. (This was my kids' favorite part!)
- Sprinkle the smashed cookies on top of the iced cupcakes.
- Add gummy worms to the top of the cupcake.
- Insert a paper flower into the middle of the cupcake.
Stand back and admire … then devour! Happy spring!