These meringue ghosts were so much fun to make! I started out trying to keep the pastry bag (and my hands) clean and wiped, but that idea soon went out the window and I settled for keeping meringue out of my hair and off of the cabinets. So many opportunities for sensory play with this cooking activity!
If you don’t want the mess and full cooking activity of making meringue, you could make similar looking ghosts with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Or you could pipe melted chocolate onto marshmallows to make faces and have fun playing with the melted chocolate…
Or poke holes in a marshmallow and take it apart to explore it. You could use a fork or a straw to poke holes, if your child isn’t comfortable touching a marshmallow yet.
Happy Halloween and happy food play!