My kids love arts and crafts. My kids love crisps. My kids are very special and unusual, aren’t they? Different, see. Arty AND snacky. And I’ll wager that no other children on the planet are as good at combining both these unique and extraordinary talents all in one collage.
Don’t believe me? Have a look for yourself.
Behold my youngest son’s depiction of Andy Warhol’s famous War of the Rockets and Cameras, through the medium of Jacob’s new wheat-based, funny-shaped snacks, Oddities. To the untrained eye, this might just look like he’s spilt a packet onto a piece of paper, but no, philistines, twice no. He has deftly brought together a feast for both the eyes and mouth by subtly blending both cheese AND smoky bacon flavours of the baked snacks. He looks pleased with his efforts because he IS pleased – and deservedly so (plus he got to scoff his work of art a second after these photos were taken.
But if you think my five-year-old is gifted (and I’m sure you do), take a look at the effort of his older brother – and peek into the disturbing nature of his eight-year-old mind. This is a Bone Shower. The bones are aliens. The aliens have come to take over the world. Which is populated mainly by Oddities-shaped men, ducks and tennis rackets. Obviously.
Yet there is more to Snack Art than mere collaging. My stepdaughter’s cartoon storyboard is testament to this. It tells the story of Alla and Jacob (a subliminal advertising message from her own highly commercial brain – she should be on The Apprentice) who battle, or meet, or something, some Space Ducks. And Andy Murray. Something like that. And note the extraordinarily subtle call to action at the end of her storyboard – Proctor & Gamble, eat your hearts out.
So there we have them: my three children – creative geniuses, baked snack artists. And the moral of this story? You CAN play with your food!
For the avoidance of doubt – and I’m sure there is none – this is a sponsored post for Jacob’s Oddities, for which my children and I have been paid in wheat-based snacks.