Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Our Edible Periodic Table

Periodic Table made up of sugar cookies

I have been recovering well from surgery.  Last week I had my gall bladder removed due to gall stones - no fun at all.  David and I are so blessed that both of our mother's were able to come down for a visit and help out.  They were so helpful!  And of course, the kids have had a blast.  For the last two days David's Mom and the kids have been working on building an edible periodic table.  A, B, and C are all in a Chemistry/Physics class this year and they saw the idea in their Apologia textbook so we decided to go for it.

Ingredients for the sugar cookies

 3 lbs of soft butter

A, B and D were the main bakers.

Which also meant they got dibs on the beaters.

 D was excited.

We baked the cookies as a sheet and scored them into squares.

Cooling...

The recipe made 6 dozen.

 Working on frosting

F frosting cookies

 All the kids helped with frosting, while A and B did all the writing.

Adding the symbols to the cookies

 Starting the assembly

A and B working with Mumma on assembling the cookies.

 A and B with the finished periodic table.

 All of the kids that helped and G looking cute.

 Not bad - I think they did a great job.

 Baby G is in his "element" with F and D.

If you wanted an easier way to do this, you could use already made graham crackers (which are perfect squares) and a store bought container of icing.  You could essentially achieve the same effect in less time.  Just a thought.  Let me know what you think!