Sunday, September 27, 2009


SMMART ART: BREAD BUGS

I thought a smmart way to spend our summer would be to fill our summer weeks with different themes. This week has been all about insects. Boy, have I learned a lot! (Like, did you know that lady bugs are actually called Ladybird Beetles and turn onto their backs to excrete a smelly ooze from their legs when birds and predators come threatening?)

Early this morning I thawed out a few balls of frozen roll dough (or you can whip up a batch of dough from scratch) and shortly after breakfast the dough was thawed enough for us to sculpt our masterpieces.

We made sure to talk about an insect's head, thorax, abdomen...as we secured the six legs and wings to the insect's thorax.


Our littlest helper even placed the 7 ladybug spots onto her little bug.

Then, into the oven...Brush with melted butter...and Voila!


A yummy snack. The girls really liked pulling off the wings, legs, spots, antenae...and eating those separately as they dipped each bite into cream cheese or a little butter.

Oh the possibilities...what other bread sculptures we could make to go along with our weekly themes.
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Lisa

2 comments:

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Very Creative! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug:
http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

Jedda said...

yummy learning!

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