Activities for Cute Little Learners

Homemade Butter: Science & Cooking with “Thankful”

Homemade Butter: Science & Cooking with “Thankful”

Time to get a good workout! Making butter is SO fun and very simple. Plus, it’s like magic, so it’s sure to be a hit with your little people. “Thankful” is about lots of things people are thankful for. In the text, a beekeeper is grateful for his honeybees. Our craft activity this week is a very cute bee. For the cooking activity we’re making mini cornbread muffins to eat with honey & butter, so here we are!  Time to make that butter!

You will Need:

  • A jar with a secure lid
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Pour cream into the jar, I filled mine about 3/4 of the way. I tried a mini jar and medium jar this time. I liked the idea of using a mini jar so everyone could have their own, but if your little people don’t have the best endurance, I would just do a medium jar and have them take turns. pour cream into jar
  2. Add a pinch of salt
  3. Secure the lid then Shake, shake, shake! This step will take a little while. First, your cream will thicken into whipped cream, like this: 
  4. Then it will thicken and separate, giving you butter!homemade butter with kids
  5. Remove the butter and strain off the remaining liquid then slather on a piece of warm cornbread and enjoy!

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Author: Tawni

Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

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