Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Toasty Ghosties!

I always forget to make holiday-inspired crafts and cooking projects with my kids until waaaay after the holiday... but not this year! Halloween is just around the corner and, with the help of a ghost-shaped cookie cutter, what could have been a boring old lunch of toast pizzas ended up much more festive!

  • Toasted bread
  • Cookie cutters (ours were a set of cutters from the dollar section of Target)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese - grated
  • Herbs - we used oregano and basil
  • Whatever else you want to sprinkle on a tiny pizza
After making the toast, let your preschool-aged (or above) kid cut it into cookie cutter shapes. Then give them a spoon and some sauce, grated cheese, herbs and whatever else you want your preschooler to sprinkle on a tiny pizza.

Broil for a couple minutes until all the cheese is melted.

Then eat!

Making spooky ghostie sounds while eating is allowed. As is flying pizza ghosts around the table.

But even though they are fun to play with, they quickly disappear.

I'm not sure what my preschooler enjoyed more, making them, playing with them, or eating them! And any cooking project easy enough for a three year old is just my kind of thing. I'm trying to teach my kids to love cooking so that they can take over in the kitchen and make me really delicious food some day.

(I'm also trying to get them crazy-excited about cleaning, so they can clean my house for fun, but alas... that one isn't working quite as well as the cooking thing)

Happy eating, folks!



  1. I love your ghosties!! Very cute and easy to involve the kids. :)

  2. Fun and easy - a great combinations! And that last photo is a little spooky. ;-)

  3. Thanks!! They were fun, yummy and easy! :)

    Haha, Melissa, nice and creeptacular!


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