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Creative Thinking Prompt: Doughnuts!

Creative Thinking Prompt: Doughnuts!

Yummy! Today is National Doughnut Day!

Imagine you are the Lochness Monster, a centaur, a mermaid or a unicorn enjoying a delicious doughnut. What part of that doughnut do you enjoy eating the most? The flavor, the frosting, what’s inside the doughnut, etc.

Create a new doughnut for an imaginary creature.

What will the flavor be? How does the flavor connect to your creature?

What type of frosting or glaze will you use?

What will the shape of your doughnut be – a fritter, a jelly-filled, a cake, a longjohn, or something else?

What decorations will you add?

What will you name your new creation?

EXTENDED CONNECTIONS:

Did you know that the doughnut was created on a ship? Read The Hole Story of the Doughnut, a picture book written by Pat Miller, to learn how the doughnut came into existence.

Creative Thinking Prompt: A Tasty Work of Art

photo via Erin Bakes

Creative Thinking Prompt: A Tasty Work of Art

Patterned cakes are all the new baking rage. Typically made as a spongecake with a whipped filling, these tasty cakes look like a work of art. If you were to design a pattern for this cake, what type of pattern would you create? How does that pattern relate to you? Why is that pattern important to you?

To learn how to make a patterned cake, view this article:

https://www.craftsy.com/cake-decorating/article/patterned-roll-cake-recipe/

EXTENDED CONNECTIONS:

SNOWFLAKE CAKE ROLL, HANIELA’S

This baker gives great tips for a successful patterned roll cake. She provides all the information that you need. Click on Show More button beneath the video to view recipe and tools.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zScvV4lTE

Creative Thinking Prompt: It’s not springtime, it’s wingtime!

Creative Thinking Prompt: It’s not springtime, it’s wingtime!

If you could fly, what kind of wings would you have? Would you have dragon wings, butterfly wings, airplane wings…?

Brainstorm a list of wings.

Pick a set of wings or if you prefer you could have two different wing sets – an upper and lower set. Why did you choose that wing type? How might your wings affect how you can fly? Where would you fly to? What else might you use your wings for?