Sandcastle Cous-Cous Style
Cous-cous looks like sand, it just does!! I was cooking one night and decided it would be fun to see if I could build a fort from it as you do at the beach. Actually it turned out to be way easier and less effort (not to mention less gritty) than at the beach.
The boys were absolutely delighted and had such fun moving bits onto their plates. This is a versatile fun food design as you can build it anyway you choose!
– Cous-cous (I used wholemeal)
– I used corn, carrot and wilted spinach for detail
– Toothpick for flagpole
1. I filled a plastic bucket we got as a clever Easter present with cooked cous-cous (it is designed to hold boiled eggs). An egg cup, shot glass or other small receptacle would make a great substitution. Pack it in as you would sand.
Tap the sides and the top just like at the beach to knock it out.
2. Then I used a mini loaf tin for the long sides but making it all from one shape or improvising with what you have available is order of the day!!
3. Build your fort.
As with the beach its way harder but way more fun to have the kids involved!
4. We used wilted spinach as seaweed.
5. And then made shells from steamed carrots and corn.
And a flagpole from a toothpick and a flag from a triangle of carrot.
Healthy, creative, fun food for kids big and small.
The Art of Nutrition.