The broom is especially strong when calling to children that aren't walking yet. It creates a powerful, undeniable urge to crawl after the broom, to reach it's very bristles and then to finally sit in the pile of crumbs and sift through them to find appropriate nourishment in the form of crayons or bits of cereal.
I'd give up on sweeping if I could. I tried once. And I made it exactly 2 days. That might not seem like a lot, but if you have small children at your home, you know that 2 days is long enough to start wondering what the color of your floor really is and to collect enough Legos to build a model of the Taj Mahal. It also means that your kitchen chairs are now stuck to the floor because you can't mop if you don't sweep. So your kids have to eat while sitting ON the table. It doesn't end well. So I sweep.
Or I bribe my children to sweep with promises of decorating cookies before dinner.
Their very favorite designs are wet-on-wet. They don't have patience for those "let it dry" type cookies. These daisies are their new favorites.
And since they are wet-on-wet, it's easiest to make a video instead of taking pictures. Because I don't have 3 hand. And also because I have a child that is trying to eat the cookies while I take pictures.
If videos aren't your thing though...you can see some step-by-step photos HERE. (And randomly...that post talks about how I don't vacuum. But you should know that it's because I didn't have carpet. I really DO clean. Sometimes. When the children are sleeping. As long as I don't fall asleep right after that.)
If you've procrastinated your own Easter cookies, you still have time to make THESE cookies!