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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Why create an edible face

Other than the fact our Guide Units are flexible in  age range from five (5) to seventeen (17) years of age we need to cater for all ages.   All the Guides love making and creating different faces.  The younger ones just want to eat as soon as they have created.  So we have an eating area separate from the making area.  Then the Guides must wash their hands once they have put food near their faces.  This repeated break in the activity allows for a change of habit to occur. Very quickly the suggestion of waiting until they have created a few different faces on their plate then to go away and eat them teaches the Guides food restraint and Occupational Health and Safety measures.

We also have a communal plate that for every one the Guide want to eat they must make one for the communal plate.  The end result is that their may well be something to take home and so others.


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 1 packet Girl Guide plain biscuits
  • Small box Smarties or M
  • A packet of lollies that have teeth and lips
  • Licorice strips (divided into smaller thinner strips)
  • Packet jelly beans
  • Sprinkles


Sift icing sugar into a bowl; add enough water to make a spreadable paste. Add a few drops of yellow (or red or blue or green!) food colouring to get the right funny face colour. Mix with a table spoon.

Spread about a teaspoon of icing onto the biscuit and then use the lollies to make the faces. When the face is done, use the sprinkles for hair, beards, moustaches etc.

The biscuits will keep in an air-tight container for a few days if you want to make them in advance. And if you can hide them carefully away.

By  only using a Tablespoon for mixing the Icing mix and a teaspoon as the icing spreader the younger Guides became familiar with the difference between the term tablespoon and teaspoon.  Very basic terminology when in a busy kitchen but as cooking skills gather knowing this difference could be the make or break of adding ingredients in the correct proportions.  Especially as our Guide Unit continues to have different cultures and languages through it.

May 6, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


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