Kids Recipe by Photo



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My kids and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen creating new recipes and also whipping up family favorite recipes. My kids usually watch me take photos of whatever we’re making, and often times love helping me take the photos. When you’re working with sugar, sprinkles, and fun ingredients, what child wouldn’t want to be involved? Stella and Mitch always want to get behind my camera and do what I do.  I thought it was time to let THEM make their own recipe and document it with their own cameras. They each used Fujifilm Instax cameras to create a cookie mood board in our kitchen. I have to say….. I’m leaving this adorable mood board up for a while! Today they made what they call “cupcake cookies” …. with extra sprinkles. They can’t wait to teach you the recipe!

Plus (hint – hint) I also have GIVEAWAY! Keep reading until the end…..
Kids recipe by photo - cupcake cookies!
For this recipe, you will need:

  • Non-stick spray
  • Cookie sheet
  • A box of rainbow sprinkle cake mix
  • A can of white/vanilla frosting
  • Extra sprinkles
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon

For this project we used our two Instax Mini 8 Instant Cameras. The cameras allow us to take instant photos to add to our mood board! The cameras are super cute and easy to carry and use.

Make a kitchen mood board using Instax cameras

Both of my kids obviously took their recipe photos very seriously. They stood up on chairs, got in really close, and focused a lot on getting just the right shot. I helped them adjust the setting on the cameras based on the recommended settings.

Kids Recipe by Photo - How to make Cupcake Cookies


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
    2.  Prepare a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine the box of cake mix with 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.
    4. Stir together until smooth
    5. Place rounded spoonfuls on the cookie dough 1.5 inches apart on the cookie sheet
    6. Bake for 6 minutes (the bottoms of the cookies will brown very quickly!)
    7. Let cool
    8. Frost
    9. Add more sprinkles on top
    10. Eat!

They call these Cupcake Cookies because we’re technically using a box of cupcake mix (or cake mix). Somehow, they turn out REALLY soft, chewy, and absolutely delicious. Add a little cupcake frosting on top and they are irresistible! Since the pictures automatically printed out of the camera, we were able to hang them across a chalkboard in our kitchen with twinkle lights and small clothespins. The empty chalkboard now tells their story of how to make Cupcake Cookies!

Try making your own kitchen mood board!

Click HERE to learn more about Fujifilm’s Instax cameras.

Kids Recipe by Photo - How to make Cupcake Cookies

Ready to enter our GIVEAWAY?!

All you have to do is leave a comment for us in the comment section below answering this question:

What would you make using your Instax camera to make a Recipe by Photo board in your kitchen?

Good luck!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

 The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/27/16– 4/30/16.

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Kelly Dixon

Welcome to Smart School House! I’m so glad you are here! I’m Kelly Dixon and my website is designed to inspire your creative side. I hope you visit us here often!

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  1. I make photos fun by being happy with candid pictures. It makes it go faster. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

  2. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    We would make & showcase anything involving one of our favorite fruits to eat= strawberries! so strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, pancakes, etc


  3. My little one loves helping out in the kitchen so we would love to make some sugar cutout cookies with some flower shapes for spring 🙂 Thanks for this wonderful giveaway

  4. I would love to make gluten free cookies for my family! Also I would love to put up the pictures that I would take and “post” them on a magnet board in my kitchen! ❤️

  5. I would have my children join me in making a family recipe of ChocolateChippers! A very easy kid friendly recipe.

  6. My girls LOVE to bake. We recently visiting Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington DC. They have been researching recipes and want to have a bake off!

  7. WHAT WOULD YOU MAKE USING YOUR INSTAX CAMERA TO MAKE A RECIPE BY PHOTO BOARD IN YOUR KITCHEN? I would make vegetarian Swedish meatballs with boiled baby red potatoes and lingonberry chutney. 😀

  8. I bake like crazy come Spring and the most fun recipe is my S’more bars. My niece is just turning 4 and loves to help in the process. She has my obsession with chocolate so we are lucky to get any on the bars. I know she would love one of these camera. There’s nothing like a good picture of us with chocolate and Marshmellow on our faces.

  9. My daughter loves fairy bread so that is what we would make! This is such a cute post! Love it