Friday, August 3, 2007

Watermelon Day!

August Third is Watermelon Day and while I don't have nifty step by step photos for ya right now, I do have a brand new KABOODLE list and a fun idea!

Paint with watermelon! This is a super fun, super sticky snack time activity. Oh how I wish I had pictures for ya...perhaps my gal Dani may have a go at it and supply us with some pics...hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

What you need:
*watermelon, sliced like bread slices, in rounds
*cookies cutters
*plain or vanilla yogurt
*food color
*colored sugar or cake decorations
*wax paper, freezer paper or large plastic trays
*cups to hold your yogurt paint
*a hose to wash your kidlets off!

scrumdilly-do it!
Add about 1/4 cup of yogurt to at least two small containers. Add a drop or two of food color and mix it in. This will be the "paint"

There are two ways you can go about this, you can slice up the melon into long strips that your kidlets can use as brushes or you can set out rounds of melon, give your wee ones a couple of cookie cutters and let them have a go at it. They can cut out shaped pieces of melon that can then be dipped into the "paint" and plopped onto their paper or trays for some printmaking fun. Once their picture is "finished" set out some small cupcake liners with colored sugar or a salt shaker with sprinkles and let them add some "glitter" once they are all done, snap a few shots of their amazing work and fabulously sticky selves and then let them eat their art!

Your kidlets can also use their yogurt "paint" as icing and they can make watermelon "cookies" for snacking on.

Happy Watermelon Day!

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