Welcome the New Year with this pretend play Oliebollen stall for kids.
Oliebollen are traditional Dutch pastries, often enjoyed during New Year’s celebrations. These delightful treats are essentially deep-fried dough balls, typically containing raisins, currants, or chopped apples.
Embedded in Dutch tradition, families and friends come together to indulge in the warmth and sweetness of oliebollen, symbolizing the joy and anticipation of the upcoming year. The crispy exterior, soft interior, and the sweet touch of powdered sugar make oliebollen a beloved and delicious part of the Dutch New Year’s festivities.
In anticipation of the New Year, I set up an oliebollenkraam, or oliebollen stall, for a delightful kids’ activity. To add an eco-friendly twist, we crafted oliebollen using recycled newspaper and colored them with a mix of copper and gold paint. My kids had a blast engaging in every step of the process – from crafting to selling their handmade oliebollen.
- Recycled newspaper
- Glue gun and stick
- Paint; gold and copper
- Black paper
- Hole puncher
- All-purpose glue
- Crumble the newspaper to form a ball.
- Apply glue to the edges of the newspaper to secure the ball shape.
- Paint the paper oliebollen and allow them to dry.
- Cut small circles from black paper using a hole puncher.
- Glue the black circles onto the painted oliebollen.
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