Friday, August 9, 2019

Five Minute Food Art Friday-Cheesy Barnacles

This Five Minute Friday Food Art may only take four minutes! Quick and easy, but definitely memorable. The book for today is "Barnacle is Bored" by Jonathan Fenske. This book makes me laugh more than it should, and anyone who has ever had to listen to a child complain about being bored should own this book! Barnacle is stuck and bored and wishes he could be a fish. He watches what happens to the little fish and decides that he's not bored anymore!

For each barnacle you need: a Babybel cheese
         candy eyes, M&M's, or chocolate chips  

Take the wrapper off the cheese and have your child remove half of the wax coating.

Using a butter or plastic knife, let your child make cuts in the cheese to create the barnacle's limbs.

 Then, just add eyes. You could use candy eyes, M&Ms, or chocolate chips. Press the eyes into the wax slightly.

Tips and tricks:
*Babybel cheese is soft and easy to cut, but always keep an eye on your child while they are cutting!
*If your child has never seen a barnacle, find a picture of real barnacles and talk about what barnacles look like and what they do!
*As always remember-
                  You are making memories, not masterpieces!

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