Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Crystal Garden Fun!

Although I usually post food art, today is a bit different. Luca and I came across a Crystal Garden on Pinterest last week, and she couldn't wait to try it as a fun art project/ science experiment. Here is the 'Babble Dabble Do' link with detailed instructions: http://babbledabbledo.com/science-for-kids-crystal-garden/

Here are our results after about a week in the fridge (I love how the camera flash makes them "glow"):
The Crystal Garden

Red Crystals

Yellow Crystals

Blue Crystals (sort of)

Green Crystals

Orange Crystals

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Luca Penguin

Luca loves penguins…so while making breakfast this morning, her drawing of a penguin caught my eye. So I just couldn't help myself!

Body (White)- Hardboild Egg
Body (Black)- Nori Seaweed
Beak/Feet- Carrot
Eyes- Blueberry

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Love Bunny

"LOVE" BUNNY from ABCmouse.COM
My daughter has a virtual pet white bunny in ABCmouse.com that she named love, and she asked me to make her for breakfast this morning:

Bunny: Hardboiled Egg
Eye Brows, Eye Lashes, Mouth and Whiskers: Nori Seaweed
Eye Balls: Red Licorice
Nose and Ear Inside: Yogurt Covered Sunflower Seeds
Carrot: Carrot Tip and Lettuce
Ground: Lettuce
Flowers: Licorice Centers and Yogurt Covered Sunflower Seed Pedals

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014!


Inspired by "Cute Food for Kids" (http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2011/09/cheese-pops-for-halloween.html), I created these adorable cheese pops for my daughter's Halloween Party at school. Apparently, they were a hit with all the kiddos!

Head: White Cheddar Babybel Cheese
Eyes and Mouth: Nori Seaweed (cut with scissors)
Nostrils: Black Sesame

Stands: Colorful Popsicles Sticks (from my daughter's art kit)
Base: I found a box for invitations, and covered it in black card stock, added Halloween stickers, and created slits for the stands. I added colorful crinkled paper strips for fun.

Side note:
I didn't have a clue what I would do for the base, so I dug around to see what I could find and put together at 2:00AM (when I was working on these)…and I am super happy how it all turned out!!!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dora the Explorer!

This Fall, Dora grows up and moves to the city…before that happens, here is young Dora (for Breakfast)…perhaps with a slightly lazy eye ;)

Face: Pita Bread
Hair: Bread and Nutella
Nose: Spice Sprig
Lips/Chin: Nutella
Eyes: Hardboiled Egg Whites
Eye Balls: Dates
Shirt Collar: Pink Gummy Vitamins

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nanoo! Nanoo!

ROBIN WILLIAMS' MORK: My little tribute to a very funny man…sad to hear he suffered while making us all laugh! xo

Body: Strawberries
Head: Cheese
Hair: Cheese with Nutella
Eyes: Nutella
Smile: Strawberry
Triangle, Gloves and Boots: Mushroom
Writing: Blue Icing

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Little Cheesy "I LOVE U"

CHEESY "I LOVE U" for Luca
I was trying to create cool block letters for Luca's breakfast (she requested "Girl Cheese"- LOL!)
It didn't quite work out after pressing it, so I improvised!



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mr. Hankey!

For my brother, Bil, and his life long buddy, Munley. MMMMM….

Body: Nutella and Banana
Santa Hat: Apple, Yogurt covered Raisins, and Powdered Sugar
Eyes: Yogurt covered Raisins with Raisin Eyeballs
Mouth: Black Gel
Tongue: Apple
Arms: Black Gel
Mittens: Yogurt covered Raisins

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pickles the Penguin

Luca came up with the name- love it!!!

Body: Cucumber
Eyes: Yogurt Covered Raisins + Blackberry
Beak/ Feat: Carrot
Glue: Honey
Hair: Sprouts
Snow Balls: Yogurt Covered Raisins

Monday, July 7, 2014

Snoopy and Woodstock….LOVE

SNOOPY and WOODSTOCK from THE PEANUTS for my brother Paul

Paul is an incredible artist…I've always been in awe of his innate talent! He loved to draw Snoopy as a little kid (and Grandma always made Snoopy Art out of felt for us!)…In addition to being able to draw cartoons, I remember Paul's stunning pastel artwork by age 6, and by 9, he was creating realistic portraits. He is so talented….I wish I had his skills!!!

Snoopy Head/Body: Hardboiled Egg Whites
Snoopy Ear and Eye: Blackberry
Snoopy Mouth, Nose and Spot: Blueberry
Woodstock Head/Body: Hardboiled Egg Yolk
Woodstock Eye: Blackberry
Woodstock Mouth: Blueberry
Heart Balloon: Strawberry
Balloon String: Snow Pea Pod