MISSION TWO: EXPERIMENTING WITH FONDANT
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ABOUT THE MISSION: This Mission is both fun and tasty. It may also be just a little messy. Fondant is a type of frosting that makes it easy to decorate your cake with anything you can think of. It can be rolled flat so that you can cover your cake with a smooth frosting, cut out with cookie cutters to add shapes onto your cake, or even sculpted to be made into anything that you can think of. It is like play dough that you can eat. The recipe Wilbur has for you is for Marshmallow Fondant but you can use any recipe you would like. In the Resources tab below you will find lots of ideas for shaping, coloring, and designing things with fondant. Your Mission is to make fondant and then create something fantastic and fun.
BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THE MISSION QUESTIONS BEFORE YOUR BEGIN
Measure, mix and knead ingredients to create fondant. Manipulate fondant with rolling pins, cookie cutters, fingers, and hands to create a sculpture. Be able to take and upload pictures with help from adult.
Large bowl, Mixing spoon, Measuring cups, Microwave, Mini marshmallows, Powdered sugar, Water, Food coloring and food safe brushes (if desired), Rolling pins, Cookie cutters, phone or tablet with camera and internet access (for uploading pictures).
Fondant (marshmallows, water, powdered sugar)
Various tools to use for sculpting the fondant
*water and food coloring (if you decide to let children paint their fondant sculptures)
Common Core MDE/MATH kindergarten Art
K.G 3 identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”)
K.G 5 model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., fondant and toothpicks) and drawing shapes
ART.VA.I.K.3 Explore the elements of art through playful sensory experiences.
ART.VA.III.K.F Describe a personal artwork.
ART.VA.V.K.4 Explore connections between the visual arts and other curriculum.