Let’s Make Butter

Playful Learning: Let's Make Butter

We are in for a special treat today! Hana from A Happy Adventure shares her experience making butter with her three daughters. Making butter for the first time is definitely one of those “ah ha” moments, and Hana, with her simple instructions, makes it easy for all of us to give it a go…

Do you remember when you first realized that there was magic to be made in the kitchen? Maybe for you it was the first time you watched a meringue being made. Or it could’ve been when you saw bread dough double in size for the first time.

There is a sense of magical potential that draws children into the kitchen. I have three daughters and every time I’m in the kitchen, my girls are glued to my side.  I’m pretty sure every child I’ve ever met is the same!   They love to discover how things are made, and cooking is a lovely balance of creativity and science.  Spending time with them in the kitchen is one of my favorite things – sure, it can be messy – but their enthusiasm is infectious!

If you’d like to try out some kitchen wizardry with your children, I think one of the best things you can begin with is the simple activity of making butter.  For me, as a child, this was the recipe that stood out as being a process of pure alchemy!

In the video below my girls (Ava, Lola and Belle) make a little kitchen magic by turning cream into butter.  It really is a super-easy and fun recipe to try and I hope you’ll give it a go!

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Hana Colmar is a stay-at-home Mama to three sweet gals–Ava, Lola and Belle. The live in a house on a hill on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. She is on a mission to raise curious, imaginative, confident, happy, and wonder-filled children. Hana blogs all about her quest to make magic every day at A Happy Adventure.



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  1. My teacher did this with our class when we were 6. It was magical – and has been a vivid and happy memory! Your video is absolutely gorgeous – what lovely children you have!

    1. Thanks Alice!  When I was about 9, we studied Victorian England and as a part of the study we made butter – and I remember being truly amazed at how simple it was and just as you say, how magical!  I’ve thought of butter making in that way ever since.

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