You can make different kinds of edible clay to suit your projects. We used almond paste for this one.
You can make your own almond paste, or marzipan with a blender or food processor. For time purposes we used almond paste that was already made. For this project you will need:
- almond paste
- wax paper
- food coloring
- food friendly tools like toothpicks, butter knives, forks, etc.
Once you have everything you need you can begin making colored dough with whatever colors you have and want to create. Since we were doing Valentine's things, we stuck with red and purple to begin.
You can make all kinds of things out of marzipan or almond paste. You might find that after a good period of working your hands may get sticky. Just wash and continue. At one point during this project there was just a lot of color mixing going on. This is a good activity to keep little hands busy. Once you have created your little edible lovelies you can keep them in an airtight container to store until everyone eats them up!