Rock Babies and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Welcome back for a new craft and recipe for Week 5!
The island is full of rocks that you can quickly turn into a fun addition to your cabin family. This week we challenge you to go outside and pick a rock to join you in your summer fun! See full website here.
White tacky glue
Mini safety pins
Black permanent marker
Begin by cleaning your rocks with soapy water, and let dry completely. Once dry, give your rocks a coat of paint! You can use literally any color your heart desires here. If you use neon colors like we did, it doesn’t hurt to give the rock a coat of white paint first – this helps the neon colors really pop! Let dry completely.
Time to add a cute little baby face! Stick two self-adhesive googley eyes onto the rock and use a black permanent marker to draw on a mouth. Make the mouth a smile, a little O or whatever you like – you can even add eyebrows if you want.
To make the diaper, pick a piece of felt and lay it flat on your work surface. Set the painted rock along the edge, centered, with the face above the felt line as shown. Use tacky or hot glue to secure the rock in place here, applying just enough to the back of the rock to hold it down.
To cut the diaper, you want to make a sort of T shape. The bottom flap of the diaper should be rectangular and reach just below the rock’s mouth. The two side flaps should be long thin triangles that, when wrapped over, reach the other side. Getting this diaper shape will vary a little bit depending on the size and shape of each rock so don’t worry about getting it super exact – no two diapers will look exactly the same.
To finish the diaper, pin a small safety pin into one side flap and then glue all the flaps down as shown. Repeat on all the remaining rocks.
Once you have finished creating your new rock friend, write a story or poem about an adventure you took together and share it on your Instagram! Don’t forget to tag @tapawingony and use the Hashtag #tapathome
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Salt and pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 350
2. Dice the sweet potatoes into ½ inch cubes (this allows for them to cook more quickly)
3. Throw the potatoes in a medium sized bowl.
4. Drizzle with olive oil. Add a spoonful or two of minced garlic. Sprinkle in a little garlic powder and a little salt and pepper.
5. Line a baking pan with foil.
6. Place the spiced sweet potatoes on the ban.
7. Cook on 350 for about 30-45 minutes or until you can easily stick a fork through the sweet potatoes.
8. Let cool, and enjoy!
Until next week,
Miss Claire and Miss Caroline