Make fun models of your favourite meals.
What you need:
- Paper plates
- Tissue paper in food colours (shades of green, brown, yellow, red, and orange)
- String and wool in food colours
- Cotton wool balls
- Foam packaging chips
- Corrugated card from old boxes
- Any other junk that could look like food
- PVA glue
- Thick paint brushes for the glue
- Safe containers for the brushes
- Anti-topple water containers for paintbrushes
- Felt-tipped pens
- Safety scissors.
What you do:
- Give everyone a paper plate and ask them to use the craft supplies to make a model of their favourite dinner, without telling anyone else what they’re making.
- The tissue paper can be used with the glue to help colour the model food, or it can be rolled into balls and other foodie shapes.
- When the ‘dinners’ have been finished, rinse the glue brushes, tidy up the craft supplies and throw away the rubbish.
- Then sit down together and see if you can guess what everyone likes for dinner.
Some things to talk about together:
- What do you like best about eating together?
- How can you make meals that everyone likes when everyone likes something different?
- What’s your least favourite food?
- What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever done when someone gave you food that you didn’t like?
- What’s your favourite celebration meal? A summer barbeque, Christmas dinner, Burns Night, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), a picnic, a special festival meal, bonfire night, a birthday party...
- Create your favourite meal out of coloured play dough or Plasticine.
- Cut pictures of food from magazines and stick them onto your paper plates to make your favourite meal.
- Make pictures or models of your favourite cakes and desserts instead of dinners.
- Make a display of your ‘dinners’ in the kitchen at home or in the dining area at school.