Yoho Ahoy! Ever get tired of telling the kids to stop playing with their food?
Voortman is throwing that rule Out. The. Window. All throughout our childhood (and even before that), Voortman has been inspired by baking and making wafers, turnovers and shortbread cookies that families have enjoyed. But now, Voortman is looking for you to get inspired using their products!
This means that you can pick up supplies to entertain the kids on your next grocery trip! In case you aren’t picking up what I’m throwing down, I’m talking gingerbread house type scenarios without the Christmas stress. Check out this sweet (no pun intended) Pirate Ship that I created out of Voortman wafers and cookies!
The foundation? These building blocks of infinite possibilities.
I also went ahead and used some Almond Krunch wheels and Gingerbread Kids!
Making the pirate ship made me feel so amazingly creative and now every time Sweet Pea sees a package of cookies, she says “Pie Ship! Pie Ship!”
This is the humble beginning of our pie ship. I used icing to hold the pieces together, and used cardboard supports to defy gravity.
When it was all done, I added sails using scrapbook paper and wooden skewers! I also finally got to use my gold striped bakers twine that I snagged during a Christmas clearance sale, so I guess there’s a bit of the holidays in this project after all 😀
A quick Google search taught me how to make origami hats for my Gingerbread Pirates! Don’t be fooled – they’re cute, but plundering is the name of their game 😀
I conveniently found an old poncho from the Maid of the Mist that would probably make you believe it was water if there was enough to cover the whole table. I’ll count this as a partial hoarding win. You can never anticipate what you’ll find in a crafter’s stash. 🙂
Yarrrrrr Matey!!!! I used leftover icing to pipe some tiny details around the ship.
What I love about this activity is that anyone can do it! I was inspired by searching through cakes on Pinterest, but this doesn’t even come close to the headache of baking, forming, and trying to keep cakes together. It’s so easy to just jump in and start going without having go out and source complicated materials. Sweet Pea loved playing with the wafers and although I had to keep her from crushing the final project (she liked the sound), she was content with crumbling individual wafers with her tiny fists.
Now it’s your turn! Voortman wants to see what kind of Wafer Art you and your kids can come up with! And to sweeten the deal (haha, I don’t mean to do it, I swear), they are awarding the winner with prize of $2500 USD!
There are two categories: a wafer structure (like my *Pie Ship*), or a wafer recipe intended for eating. The contest ends on June 13th, 2016 and is open to residents of Canada and the U.S. Full contest rules and details are available here.
An afternoon of creative (and completely bio-degradable!) play with the kids and the chance to win $2500? Sounds like a win-win to me! Take some awesome pics of your creation and upload them right here!
Looking forward to see what you’ve created!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Voortman. As always, all opinions are honest and my own!
Contest submitted to All Canada Contests