We had a wafer cookie air show at my house last weekend! We made wafer cookie airplanes and wafer cookie helicopters, and if the kitty wasn’t crying for attention, we probably would have gone on to make a whole fleet of aircraft.
We made the wafer cookie creations in partnership with Voortman for the Inspired by Voortman Contest, which you can enter too! There are two different categories to enter: recipes and art creation and the contest runs from May 2 until June 13, so you have plenty of time to create something and enter!
Voortman Wafer cookies come in eighteen different varieties including: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Coconut Crème, Cookies’n Creme, as well as a selection of no sugar added options.
I bought every variety my store had (and I may or may not have bought more than one of each). A girl needs color, filling and flavor options when it comes to making wafer cookie airplanes and wafer cookie helicopters. Umm, she does.
There’s no right or wrong when making wafer cookie crafts… just have fun! And nobody’s gonna be mad if you taste a little along the way. I mean, Voortman wafer cookies are pretty irresistible, and you might accidentally (wink, wink) break a cookie while you’re creating.
First we made a biplane, and I think this is my favorite.
Then we made a helicopter.
And finally we made a jumbo jet.
A tutorial on how to make each of these would burn a hole in my brain, so I’m just going to give you an overall guideline of how to get crafty with your wafer cookies. You can copy what we did from the photographs, create from your own imagination or follow a diagram from a book.
Tips for making Wafer Cookie Airplanes and Wafer Cookie Helicopters
Use frosting as an adhesive.
To make wings, pull apart the wafer cookie into halves.
Cut cookies with a sharp knife into desired shapes.
Make sure the joints overlap (as if building a brick wall).
Use the weight of full cookies to secure the weight of the lighter wing sections.
Notch cookies with a knife to secure tail pieces.
Use pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows for wheels and axles.
For airplane propeller blades, push two thin strips of cookie into a mini marshmallow and use a pretzel stick to attach to the body of the plane.
Aren’t they fun? Find out details on how to enter the Inspired by Voortman contest. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!