Kid friendly Mardi Gras? You bet! Make this too-easy King’s Cake with your kiddos, and you’ll have a Fat Tuesday celebration the whole family will enjoy.
It’s supposed to resemble the glittery crown of a king. Wikipedia has an entry on king cake if you want to know more. This recipe is from my cyber friend Jennifer, of Pensacola, Florida’s favorite family blog, Pensacola for Kids, and you can see the whole recipe at her site. Hint: The base is premade cinnamon rolls. Clever, huh?
Many times a small trinket is hidden inside of the cake, and the finder gets special privileges for the day. Jennifer didn’t do this because she was concerned about chocking hazard potential. I’ll let you decide if you can think of a way around that. If you really want to get festive ’round the table, haul out your craft scraps and make some masks! Here are some easy Mardi Gras crafts for kids, including mask templates.
If this just all sounds like too much work, no worries! You can always check out my weekly list for more quick fun!