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Box Brownies made by a Three Year Old - Funny Video - Easy Activity & Recipe for Kids

Updated on July 21, 2014

Box Brownies Made by a 3 Year Old Kid

Box Brownies made by a Three Year Old

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Box Brownies made by a Three Year Old - Funny Video - Easy Activity & Recipe for Kids

Watch my three year old make box brownies. This hilarious video shows how my three year old, Julius, makes brownies from a box. Cooking tips from Julius: How many times does it take to dump a bag of brownie mix until it all goes into the bowl? If you get something on your hands, use your shirt and pants as a rag. Spread butter in the bottom of your pan with your hands. Butter only comes off if you shake your hands really fast and fling it around the kitchen. Smell the vanilla. Pour the water and oil in slowly (several times) and watch it pour into the mixture.

Eggs seem the hardest ingredient to get into the bowl! ;-) When the egg doesn't open by beating it with his fist, Julius cracked one and the shell fell in. He immediately removed the large shell shards. Julius picked another egg up and it rolled off the table into the floor. Ha ha. Next, he dumps the eggs one at a time into the bowl and bends down real close to make sure he hasn't missed any shell shards again.

Finally, stir everything together and then taste the dripping batter to make sure it's yummy. Get mommy to help you pour the mixture into the baking dish. & Cook it in the oven. While it's cooking, get a spoon or flat spatula and eat any chocolate left in the bowl. Julius did a great job! The brownies turned out very yummy. :-)

  • More Toddler Cooking Activities Below:
  • I am always looking for learning activities to keep my young children busy; especially in the kitchen. My kids love to cook. There are a few other ideas below that you might like.

Ingredients for Box Brownies

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: One 8X8 Pan


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBS Butter, For Interior of Dish
  1. Follow instruction on YOUR box of brownies... but here is our simple instructions.
  2. Preheat your oven. (350 degrees)
  3. Get all the ingredients ready in separate easy-to-handle containers (for your child).
  4. Open the bag of brownie mix for your child.
  5. Have your child grease the (8x8) baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Next, ask your child to put all the ingredients in the bowl.
  7. Finally, have your child stir the ingredients together and then help them pour the mixture into the baking dish.
  8. Cook for approximately 35 to 45 minutes (depending on your oven). Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy!

Enjoy your Box Brownies made by a 3 Year Old!

Peeling Fresh Carrots

Peeling fresh carrots is another little activity that my 3 year old loves to do to help me in the kitchen. Julius showed his one year old little sister, Jacey, how to peel carrots in the below picture. We made shepherd's pie for our family supper with these carrots.

Learning to peel carrots.


Filling a Kkup with Coffee

Here Julius is filling a kkup with coffee grounds by using a teaspoon. He made a little bit of a mess but he had fun and the little activity made him feel good about helping! :-)

Filling up a Kkup with coffee grounds. Toddler Activity.


Shucking Corn

Who knew that shucking corn could be so much fun? My 3 year old loves to eat corn; but now he also loves to peel the husks away and clean the "hair" off the corn cob before I cook them. ;-) We baked ours in the oven with a little bit of salt.

Fresh Corn on the Cob


Shucking Corn - Clean Ears Every Time

Watch the video to the right to learn how to shuck a corn cob so that it comes out clean every time. Why haven't I learned this technique before today!?! This is incredible!


Microwave corn for 4 minutes in microwave. Cut the bottom husks off with a knife. Grab the husks & silks at the top; give it a shake and the corn cob will fall into your other hand clean; without any silk or husk.

The Toddler Cookbook


Please leave your comments below.

How did you like our video? What toddler cooking ideas can you share? Do you have an easy recipe that my kids would like to make?


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    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      5 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Yes, they were really good. :-) It's hard to mess up a box of brownies; even for a 3 year old. lol

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a lovely video of Julius making brownies! It's great that your children are involved in family activities while they're so young. I hope the brownies tasted good!

    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      5 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Thank you ladies! :) Appreciate you stopping by to read our page. I would be tickled if Julius wanted to pursue being a chef. If you guys have any suggestions for recipes that we should try, we'd love your feedback. Sincerely, Mel

    • Trisha Roberts profile image

      Trisha Roberts 

      5 years ago from Rensselaer, New York

      Such wonderful kids! It is so nice and brave of you to let them be apart of fun cooking activities. I definitely think it is awesome and they are so adorable!! The smiles on the faces are beautiful. Such a great mom. :)

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Melinda, I think it's great you involve your children in cooking family meals. Julius just may turn out to be America's next great chef!


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