Thursday, August 22, 2013

Baked salmon/Japanese mashed potato, Didgeridoo craft

Lunch at home
My boy loves potato; be it french fries, boiled, steamed or baked.  Mashed potato is one dish that he always orders when we dine at a western restaurant. This would be the first time I tried making Japanese mashed potato which receipe I adapted from Just One Cookbook.  Except my ingredients only included potato, egg, carrot, Japanese cucumber, Japanese mayo, salt and pepper.  For crushing, smashing, mashing or even breaking up, my son would be glad to give me a hand in the kitchen.  Using a potato masher, he did it gleefully.  On the plate, he has baked salmon and salads that consisted of baby romaine, boiled egg, tomatoes and Japanese cucumber. He was so eager to taste and eat his lunch that he actually abandoned his favourite cartoon TV show this morning.  He had an early lunch before 11 am!! "Very yummy!" he said.  :))

This craft was inspired from our camping trip in Darwin during the June holidays this year.  Besides crocodiles and different species of birds he learned, my boy also got to know about aboriginal's culture and art.  One of the infamous instrument would be the didgeridoo.  He was so fascinated with it that he made one for himself one day using toilet rolls.  I was absolutely at awe with his creation! Then, I suggested to give it a good paint by mimicking the aboriginal art.  We did not complete it the same day but painted when he was in the mood to do so (otherwise, Mommy would be the one painting).  And we brainstormed (like in the classroom) the colours by writing down on a white board.  He also chose to draw a rainbow serpent on it.  We painted the background in red first before proceed to draw the rainbow serpent with a black marker.  I helped him to outline its head for a start and the rest he did himself.  Then, finished with blue paint, dots of white and yellow paint.  The product turned out entirely different from the original plan.  Nevertheless, my boy proudly showed his masterpiece to our dear Papa that evening.   Daddy, of course, gave a thumbs up for it!!  Do you like it ?  I do very much :)) Here are the materials we used.

  • Toilet rolls -  Insert each roll together to form a long tube
  • Paper tape  - Tape it
  • Black marker - Outline
  • Paint

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~Summer~ said...

Love it! He's so awesome to actually come up with the idea himself to show you and you both did a great job with the vibrant colours! Really reminds me of aboriginal art! My crafts usually end up different from planned too but that's the beauty of art, right? =) Leaves you with so much room to explore and be creative in the process! Thanks for linking up once again!

Dragonfly said...

Yeah, it's amazing! =)

kw bentodiary said...

Yummy looking lunch!

Your boy very creative!

Dragonfly said...

Thanks, dear. :))