This was our recipe and guide: Fall Leaves Sugar Cookies
Now, our plan was to make well-blended dough in yellow, orange and red. The yellow gel blended evenly into the dough but the red and orange maintained a marbleized look, which ended up being kinda pretty. Thanks to Ms. H for the excellent photos!
|Remember, red and yellow make orange...|
|My SLP buddy drizzled the gel on the dough, then mixed it in with her hands.|
We floured the surface and rolling "pin" and rolled the dough about 1/8" thick before cutting it with either a maple leaf or a turkey cookie cutter. Several students required hand-over-hand guidance to press down firmly on the rolling pin and one student did not enjoy having pressure applied to her hands, not in the least bit.
|We used a firm plastic tumbler instead of a rolling pin, since that's all we had.|
Students used hot pads to safely place the tray in/out of the little toaster oven in the classroom. I stood next to them with my own hot pads to assist, but it wasn't necessary.
It was an excellent activity for practicing thorough hand washing...