Normally when we do a witches’ brew activity it involves kitchen science, the classic vinegar and baking soda for a nice bubbly effect. When we do that, plastic creepy crawlies are usually involved. This year I wanted to go a different direction and use only materials that are edible.
I was concerned that this could be a costly activity during a month of many costly activities (trips to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, hay rides, and supplies to make our own costumes, just to name a few) but with some advance thought, and a few materials we were lucky to have on hand from previous Halloweens, we were able to pull it off for free.
Top left was some left-over strawberry smoothie from snack time last week, poured into a bone-shaped ice cube tray and frozen.
Top right was a package of orange jello we purchased for another activity but were able to divide by pouring some into a pumpkin-shaped ice cube tray and using the rest towards the other activity (which I will post about later). After the jello in the ice cube tray set it was also frozen to help maintain shape when popped out.
Bottom left was a bit of no sugar added white grape juice poured into a skull-shaped ice cube tray and frozen.
Bottom right was some gummy worms which were left-over from an experiment we did to learn about the formation of fossils during dinosaur week.
Center is a bowl of Ramen noodle chicken soup dyed green with extra water, which came from the back of our pantry.
All three shaped ice cube trays were purchased from Dollar Tree last year and the cauldron to mix everything in was purchased almost 10 years ago. Beyond that it was just a matter of supplying a few measuring cups, measuring spoons, and tongs- all normal kitchen tools.
This kept LittleMan and SunnyGirl occupied for quite a while.
The juice-skulls melted faster than anything else. The smoothie-bones took much longer to melt. The jello-pumpkins never did melt but they did become less solid, more jello-like in consistency.