I thought I had a great idea for our bonfire night themed week this week; get the children to decorate some biscuits like pretty fireworks.

firework biscuit

I spent yesterday morning baking different shaped biscuits, god such a slow process, the kitchen sides were covered in mess, I seemed to be doing endless washing up but I was excited to see what the kids would create.firework biscuits

We chatted about all the different fireworks they had seen, and I asked them if they could decorate the biscuits with the brightly coloured icing I had made and make some beautiful firework patterns.

firework biscuits

There were lots of ideas flowing around the table, and they got stuck into the challenge.

firework biscuits

It was a sticky task and I had to keep asking them to stop eating the icing – just what I need, 5 children with bellies full of sugar!

So after all their hard work we had some interesting creations, but would you call them fireworks…?

fireworks biscuits

These were made by a 4 year old, he went for more of a block colour…

firework biscuits

These were by a 5 year who took ages on hers, she was more interested in mixing all the icing together.

fireworks biscuits

These were by my newest recruit.

firework biscuitsThese were by an overenthusiastic 7 year old who decorated his biscuits, the table and his hands.

firework biscuits

And lastly by my oldest minded who decorated these whilst advising everyone else on how to do theirs, we don’t call her the bossy one for no reason.

So um some interesting takes on what fireworks look like, but it kept them quiet.