Monday, May 13, 2013

The Real Mr. Potato Head

 Play with your food? Yes, please! That's how my kids feel. I always thought how neat it would be to make a "real Mr. Potato Head"--and today we did! We built, laughed, ate, and got silly. (You can't help but to get pretty silly when you're adding mushroom ears onto a potato.)
 To start this out I broke toothpicks in half and placed them into the potato. It takes a strong hand and since they are sharp I suggest this be a grown-up only step.
 Next, Emma helped me cut up a ton of fruit and veggies. We have some great kid-safe knives and she's been practicing her cutting skills, so this was perfect.
 Time to make some potato faces.....
 and some silly kid faces, too!
 Grayson got in on the fun.
 Pretty cute potato heads if I do say so myself! The kale eyebrows gave me quite the laugh.
 And then we ate! Being exposed to healthy foods in new ways is a great way to get kids trying new things. I don't think I ever had raw brussel sprouts until this day when the kids decided to try it out. Gotta love that!
I shared this yummy project over on Kiwi Crate. Join me there for the full tutorial.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Sure made me smile.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!