Although elderflower cordial requires pouring some boiling water, and therefore very little children can't complete the whole process, there is so much they can help with.
They can help to find and pick the elderflower heads, wash them and take all the creepy crawlies out of them, strain them off and then enjoy the results.
They will enjoy the magic of the fact that they were picked for free!
Here is a nice version of an elderflower cordial recipe. It's from the folks over at Gardening With Children.
Salad Dressing in a Jar The easiest way for children to learn to make a salad dressing is to assemble the ingredients in a jar and give it a really good shake. Dressings need a really good mix in order to emulsify, and shaking it is quite a good way to do that without getting an achey arm whisking or splashing everywhere. This video version from Look and Taste Tips youtube channel is a mustard one (because it was made to give a great tip about using up the last sc...
Frozen Banana Crunch Popsicles This is a fun alternative to an ice lolly, with a portion of fruit shoehorned in. We found it on Baking Bites and there are clear instructions there on how to make it. Because the banana is frozen and has a sweetened crunchy coating it feels more of a treat. We have also seen versions using crushed up Special K type cereals - especially good are the ones with the berries as you get little flakes of chewy red in the coating. You can use a pes...
Celery Stalk Rose Prints This is a lovely idea I saw on Maureen Cracknell's Homemade site. It's a cute thing to do next time you have a recipe which needs a whole head of celery in one go and therefore you cut off the stump rather than peeling individual stalks, or you can do the same with a head of crunchy lettuce. So next time you have one of those recipes, get your paints out and let your kids make some pretty art or some greetings cards. The original is h...
Bird's Nest Easter Cakes Every childhood should include making an Easter egg nest cake, and there are various traditional versions using shredded wheat, cornflakes and other breakfast cereals. We found this version on Oscar's Lunch youtube channel- it is a cute little time lapse video running you through the steps to make it in less than a minute. There is also a proper recipe and instructions over on the delightful Oscar's Lunch blog, which you can find here....