Sometimes, when you have a lot of cooking to get through and you don’t need small helping hands, this can be fun. So, this is not to eat — but just an easy pastry dough for children to work with while you get on with things. If they want, you can bake the shapes or leave them to dry out over the heaters in colder months. Make sure you put a good plastic covering on the table so they can roll out the dough without giving you a cleaning-up nightmare. This keeps for a day in a plastic bag in the fridge.