Wholemeal biscuits (soft and easy to make a hole in)
Buttercream icing and food coloring
A selection of brightly colored sweets - jelly beans, smarties, buttons, chocolate drops
(American names may be different, these are UK sweet names!)
Licorice laces for threading the medals
Flags of the World reference sheet, with each country's name next to the flag, printed out
I separated all the sweet colors in advance (I found it relaxing and ate a few!)
This made it easier for my 6 and 4 year olds to select colors for each flag
Mix up some icing colors, or use white if you prefer
Use a skewer to make holes in your biscuits
Thread the lace through the hole in the biscuit
Ice the biscuit with a blunt knife
Decorate the biscuits with all the sweets in your chosen flag colours
You don't need to be too neat or accurate
Leave the icing to set, wear your medals and then eat them!
We made around 17 in less than an hour - this would work well as a good party or group activity. Our children loved talking about the flags and deciding which ones to do.
They worked quickly, enthusiastically and needed surprisingly little help in 'mosaicing' their patterns. They didn't need any encouragement eating them either!
Enjoy the World Cup everyone!
If you would like some World Cup art activity sheets, for coloring, design, bunting making
click here, free to download.