I am not a big meat eater, but somehow my son is a huge carnivore. He has recently discovered hot dogs and I feel like it may be the end of healthy eating as I once knew it. That or I’ll go broke buying the organic nitrate free ones! Either way I explained we were taking a break from eating hot dogs but that we could make one for art time today. Here is what we did! Squeezing the paint is great for hand strength which is a building block for handwriting.
- Gather your materials. You will need a brown paper grocery bag ( or other paper) , a brown or black marker, some glue, red and yellow paint, scissors and ketchup and mustard containers. You could use real ones but the beauty of these are that they are solid , washable and kids can’t see that there is only a tiny bit of paint in them. Since there is so little the mess will be manageable.
- Pour the red paint into the ketchup bottle and yellow into the mustard. I thinned it out a little.
- Cut off a large piece from your grocery bag, and draw a bun and a sausage.
- Cut them apart.
- Glue the sausage to the bun.
- Add your condiments. Ignore my impromptu strap in the picture!
- Let dry and cut out.
I’m a little hot dog
here’s my bun
Put me on the grill
until I’m doneAdd some mustard
take a big bite
and gobble me up!Book
My guy likes the idea of hot dogs more than the reality. We mostly eat Morningstar Farms veggie corn dogs (yum!). Our hot dog journey was inspired by "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog" by Mo Willems, which you and your son might enjoy.
i make the kids carrot dogs — not sure if this would help limit the cravings (theyre not the same but if the kids just like em for th bun/toppings – it works great! cut carrots to bun size, steam first to easy pierce w/ fork, then cook how you would hot dog (grill/etc). 🙂
LOVE your projects!!!
Ohh I need to re read that book! We didn't have time to run to the library but I will grab it next time for sure! Thanks for the rec.
Carrot Hot-dog – genius!!
cute! My 4 yr old class loved "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" when I read it to them this year…they loved making up new things to fall out of the sky!
Miss Corinne says
Classic book! The movie version of the book will be released September 18, 2009. It's 3D too!
We have another winner with the song. My 4-year-old loves these videos. 🙂