Right away, I will tell you we had more fun though a flop (or we at least thought so) with our edible skin project for our homeschool unit study human body.
You know I tout that I do my best to use what we have here in the house. Sometimes it turns out well and other times not so good.
Too, some things we don’t have in the house because well they don’t exist here in Cuenca or at least the part we live at here in Ecuador.
Things like ready made icings I can’t find.
So for this project I had the heavenly dulce de leche in the house.
By the way, have you ever heard of it?
It is basically translated sweet milk and it is made by caramelizing sugar in milk.
This heavenly stuff though takes hours to make home made, is sold readily on the store shelves here and was the closest thing I had to icing for our edible skin project today.
Look at what we grabbed and had made:
■ jello. We actually have to make this and though normally it doesn’t matter how thick it is when we eat it, it did this time.
■marshmallows (tiny ones work good too, but they don’t have them here)
■ dulce de leche (a fruit roll up would have worked better or an icing, but then again we don’t have that here either in Ecuador.)
So Tiny took about 6 of the marshmallows and laid them out. We pushed a few toothpicks through them to hold them together.
Going good so far.
Then we took our not so solid jello and layered on top, then the fun mess started.
Tiny tried to plow through like a trooper by adding the dulce de leche, but our edible skin was looking more like an explosion by a five year old.
Tiny was intent on finishing it and added a few gummy worms for hair follicles.
Of course, he had to look over it for a while. We both lost it laughing, but thought it was the most delicious flop we had tasted in a while.
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