Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pointillist Sugar Cookies

I realized, after we started pencil stamping, yesterday, that Carol Sabbeth's Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, also has a pointillism project for children.

Even though it was very similar to the project we were already working on, I knew we'd have to try it, has to do with cookies.

We mixed up a quick half batch of sugar cookie dough (click here for the recipe), and cut it out into flower, and apple shapes. Any shapes would do, those just happened to be the first cookie cutters I found.

I placed them, unbaked, onto a greased cookie sheet, and gave the children bowls of food coloring in red, yellow, blue, and green - a few drops in each bowl.

The children applied dots and dashes of color to the cookies with toothpicks. Sabbeth's project suggest applying watered down food coloring with q-tips, but we were out of q-tips, so we improvised.

Finally, we added a sprinkling of sugar over the tops of the cookies, for taste, and to suggest the sparkling light, that seems to play across pointillist paintings.

Then, we popped them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 13 minutes, allowing for a few minutes of admiration, while they cooled, before the lesson was devoured, entirely.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Phyllis said...

What a beautiful effect!

Christy Killoran said...


April said...

very pretty :)

Ticia said...

That turned out so pretty.

Debbie said...

These cookies turned out so pretty, they make me think of Christmas.

lusi said...

Such a great idea! I'll be doing this with my munchkins soon I think :)
Thanks for sharing!
Lusi x

Mary said...

We (5 year old, 2 year old) just made these with the watered down food coloring and had a blast!!! Thanks for sharing - the recipe too - so simple, I'm sure we'll be baking these up once a week for various things. THANKS!