You may have noticed I didn’t do a WWW Wednesdays update yesterday. There’s a simple reason for it. I’m still reading the same book and I feel like the slowest reader on the planet right now. I’ve been going to bed so late every night recently (a terrible habit to start), I just want to turn off the light and go to sleep when I get there.
If you enjoyed my recent post of food art and it left you hungry for more, don’t despair. I have just the right fix for you. Have you ever made popcorn at home? Have you ever looked at those popped kernels before you
shoved them down your throat nibbled on them while watching a movie?
Believe it or not, all these corn kernels pop in different ways and if you look at them carefully, you may recognize some familiar shapes in them. If you’ve ever looked for shapes in the clouds the same way I love to, you may enjoy this game a lot the next time you make some popcorn yourself. Just make sure you pick through your own bowl only, not your neighbor’s. I know, it’s tempting when you’re searching for shapes…
Here are a few shapes my kids and I recently spotted while snacking on popcorn. For the visually / spatially / creatively impaired (pick one, you know who you are!), I added some visual clues thanks to Photoshop’s paint brush, so you can see what we saw.
Ready to play the game? Here we go! Scroll down slowly so you can guess. No cheating!
Can you guess what this shape is? I’ll give you a clue. It’s an animal that walks very slowly.
It’s a turtle! Don’t believe me? See it for yourself.
Don’t despair if you didn’t get it, it takes some practice. Now that you understand how to play the game, let’s continue, shall we? I’m not going to give you a hint for this one because it’s easy to guess, but I’ll tell you a lot of kernels pop this way.
Alright, just in case you couldn’t figure out, here’s the answer: it’s an octopus.
The next shape is a little similar to the previous one, at least when it comes to the number of limbs. This is the only clue you’ll get from me.
If you said spider, you’re right!
Alright, now that you’re warmed up, here is a more difficult one. This animal also “walks” very slowly.
It was a little harder but if you said snail, you’re really good at this game.
Here’s the last popcorn kernel for you to guess. It’s often described as a loyal animal.
If you guessed dog, give yourself a cookie!
How did you like this game? Will you give it a try next time you have popcorn? It’s fun playing with food, believe me.
By the way, if you want to take photos of your popcorn art and you’re smarter than me, you’ll want to put your kernel shapes on black or colored paper, so they stand out from the background. Just saying…