It’s like a scratch and sniff art, only you don’t have to scratch it.
I mixed different packets of drink powder (you know, the ones aimed at kids), and some lemonade powder with a very small amount of water. I tried to use a variety of colors. Cotton swabs helped control the amount of liquid used, and the poster was heavy enough for this project.
2 weeks later, the trees still smell fruity. The orange scent is very strong, so take into account it might overpower other scents.
It was a lot of fun (And by that, I mean to say, of course, that it was a very quiet project that kept them busy for a while ^_^).
Tu bishvat lunches.
It turns out my dear children, while appreciating my creativity, do not get tempted by ‘fun’ foods, and would only eat what they usually eat. I’m a bit disappointed that they didn’t get to eat more, but at least I got to do something creative and fun 🙂
The ‘tree’ on the left side is a piece of an apple, with tiny holes made for the raisins. It’s surrounded by cranberries, and the ‘bark’ is Shredded Wheat and an eighth of a small orange on top.
The ‘tree’ on the right is a stack of crackers, topped with cashew butter, and slices of stuffed olives. The ‘bark’ is a carrot, and it’s surrounded by small grapes.
Tu Bishvat lunches. The ‘tree’ is made of a scrambled omelette with cheese, put in plastic wrap and made into a ball (let me know if you’d like more details). I sprinkled some dried basil on top and added slices of stuffed olives. The ‘bark’ is a piece of carrot. On the bottom there are slices of cucumber and shavings of cucumber, and the top is made of slices of a soft bun.