Yes, food art is a really fun way for kids to learn. Just add food art projects to your lesson plans to add interest and variety. Our history students have been studying about the Wright Brothers, pioneers of aviation, and the times in which they lived. The children were facinated as they learned about the vision that Orville and Wilbur Wright had that man, someday, would fly.
As a fun way to reinforce the lesson, we added some food art projects for the kids to do. They made the airplane depicted here from Smartees candy, Lifesavers and a stick of gum. And what does a set of teeth have to do with it? Well, we learned that one of the brothers, Wilbur, had his teeth knocked out while playing hockey. That is a fun fact they won’t soon forget!
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How To Make An Airplane Using Food
Roll of candies like Smarties – body of the airplane
2 pieces of Lifesavers candies [large] – wheels of the plane
Stick of chewing gum in its wrapper – wings of the plane
Rubber band – holds it all together
Run a rubberband through 2 lifesaver candies.
Lay your roll of Smarties candies across the rubber band and pull the loops on each end of the rubber band [at the same time] outward, up and over the ends of the gum. You now have a food art candy airplane!
How To Make A Set Of Teeth Food Art
Fresh apple, cut into wedges
Cut wedges out of an apple, 2 per set of teeth
Turn one wedge on its side and generously coat with peanut butter or, if you have someone present who is allergic to nuts, sun butter.
Stand mini marshmallows up in the peanut or sun butter to form a row of teeth.
Coat a second wedge of apple with some peanut or sun butter and lay it on top of the mini marshmallow row. There you’ve got it, food art teeth!
Apple Carving Creativity
One of our students, Miss E, decided to carve her initial into her apple. She then stuffed it with mini-marshmallows for a 3-D look!
And some more great Food Art ideas >>
A number of the very best food art posts I found are in a collection on the blog One Little Project. Debbie always has such great ideas. Be sure to go over and check it out!
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