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Skills and sweet treats

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Complete a really random challenge, learn how to look smart, and explore Chinese New Year by making fortune cookies.

You will need

  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • A4 paper
  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Oven
  • Baking trays
  • Bowls
  • Wooden spoons
  • Teagbag
  • Mug
  • Shirt
  • Parchment paper
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • 1 egg
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 5 tsp sunflower oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Muffin tin (or some cups)

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Hot tools
  • Tools such as irons and glue guns produce a lot of heat. Never touch the hot metal parts. Use them under adult supervision and on a suitable surface, protecting it if necessary.
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