Don’t you just love creative kids homework? Ben is in year 3 and they are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Last week Ben had to design a special sweet that could be found in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Ben has a fantastic imagination. Not only did he think of a sweet but a special way to eat it too. He designed a Fudge Cannon, that would fire fudge straight into your mouth. When you eat the fudge it can make you invisible and fly for 10 minutes. Now I’m all for encouraging his imagination so though well done when he handed it in on Monday.
Then on Friday he came home and told me his homework was to make the sweets and video himself doing it. And because he thought of the fudge cannon, he wants to make that too! I LOVE homework!
With a PG Tips box, pizza box and empty packing tape roll we made the fudge cannon. A lot of paint later and I think it looks pretty good.
I got a recipe for Vanilla fudge online and Ben and I set about making it. It’s very simple;
500g caster sugar
410g evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
We melted the sugar, butter and milk in a pan and then boiled it for 20 minutes stirring constantly.
Admittedly I did most of the stirring when it was boiling as I didn’t want it to go all over Ben.
Once it was the right consistency we poured it into a cake tin and Ben decorated it with magical sprinkles. It may not make us invisible or fly but it does taste pretty good. Let’s home the school like it.
To capture this on video I simply took a few video clips on my iPhone and then used iMovie to put it together. This was so simple only took 5 minutes to create on iMovie and now he can take it into school and share with his class.