June 10

How To Use Food As An Art Activity For Kids

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As we prep for our first week of virtual cooking camp that’s themed “Mangia Italiano” started next Monday, here’s an example of an art project that we’ll be doing…and you can do it at home!  It’s a “caravan made of food!” vegetables when you’re done.

Activity:  Food Caravan!

Supplies

–   3 Bell peppers (1 of each color, yello, green and red

–   1 Cucumber

–   Toothpicks

Directions

  • Carefully trim a piece off of the bell peppers with a knife and remove the seeds, this will make a large “hole” in the center like in the picture above
  • Cut the cucumber into slices
  • Put a toothpick through the cucumber and into the bellpepper to look like wheels. 
  • Put chopped bell pepper, cucumber, carrots etc inside the “cart” and stack them next to each other to look like a caravan!  You can even use one of the carts to hold dip like hummus, ranch or tzatziki.

What is a Caravan?

Caravans are a group of people, such as traders or pilgrims, who travel together from place to place and typically with something they trade.

One popular destination in ancient times was the “Roman Forum.”  It’s a famous site in the center of Rome which was used for a variety of purposes such as a trading market, site for religious events and space for political or social activities.  As a market, traders sold lots of goods including silk, spices, food, clothing and much more.  Caravans can be made of carts pulled by ox or camels travelling the dessert.

Pic:  Roman Forum

 Hope you try out this fun (and easy!) food/art activity at home.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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