Today my son Joel’s class had a bug party! The have been learning interesting facts about bugs and insects. The study concluded with a party that included food that looked like bugs and insects.
I wasn’t too sure what to do, at times I feel I am not very creative, but I began to look for pictures on pinterest, and that gave me and my son lots of ideas. Creative juices began to flow and we started getting excited about what we could do. Joel and I finally decided to make ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. He mentioned that his teacher had read The Very Hungry Caterpillar book to the grade 1 class, so what better option than that, we were going to enjoy creating this sandwich!
This is how we made our yummy sandwiches:
We made circle shaped sandwiches filled with vegan cheese or vege meat and that formed the body. For the Head we used a tomato and removed the pulp and filled it with leftover bread (from making the circles). We made circle shaped pieces out of vegan cheese and cucumber to make the eyes and the nose, and attached them with tooth picks to the tomato. Antennas and legs were made using green toothpicks, and we finished it off by placing lettuce, carrots and cucumbers, around it to decorate the beautiful sandwich.
We had lots of fun making this sandwich. I also enjoyed seeing all the other creative edible bugs and insects that were brought to the bug party. Each one very creative and unique! It gave me plenty of ideas for any future bug party we might have. They all tasted great as well!
At times, even when we feel that we are not very creative, God can inspire us. He can place images or ideas in our minds or even help us to see what is in front of us (for me it was pinterest images) to help us along the way. We must BELIEVE that God wants us to be creative, to dig deep and find the unique gifts He has given us. God is an awesome creative god and we are made in His image, and that means we are creative as well. For some it might come easier than others, but we all can create something special with His help, we just have to open our eyes to see the artist inside! – Believe!
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20