Baking is a great way to keep your kids entertained and get them to take an interest in both food and science, as well as encourage their maths, reading and even life skills. Plus, you get to eat the results! Here are some tips for making it as enjoyable an experience as possible for everyone.

embrace the mess

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embrace the mess

It will be messy, but that’s the best part for children – they’ll love getting their hands dirty! If you can’t handle the thought of all the cleaning afterwards, try to contain the mess. Put a large baking tray, old newspapers or a wipe-clean tablecloth under the mixing bowls, or make the messiest tasks mummy or daddy jobs. And don’t forget aprons for everyone!

keep it simple

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keep it simple

There are lots of easy baking recipes that are perfect for little ones. Fairy cakes are a doddle to make, as are muffins, biscuits and simple cakes like a classic Victoria sponge. Why not get started with a delicious rocky road and see how it goes?

ready set decorate

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Ready, Set, Decorate!

Let your kids get hands-on with the really fun part of baking – decorating! You could set a theme and turn it into a competition. Make a simple biscuit, have a selection of chocolate buttons, dolly mixtures, sprinkles, icing and maybe a few healthy fresh berries at hand, and see what designs they come up with! Make sure to take photos and tag Aldi in the best creations #AldiEverydayAmazing