Well, there’s a blog post title that I wouldn’t have predicted. This is what happens when your teenage children are off school. Here is what we made.
This and an almighty mess.
Before lunch, teenage son taught us all how to make paper hexaflexagons. You might like to look at this tutorial. It’s a fun one. You need a strip of paper which you fold into triangles.
Then, with some more nifty folding you get a flat hexagonal shape. Teenage son marked the sides with crayon as he went.
You can refold and flip this to give two more blank white faces.
It gets confusing because you keep re-folding until you have marked a total of six different flat faces.
Do you get the jist of it? It’s a bit mind-bending. My Middle Daughter brought one of these into school today and her class was wildly impressed. That’s a win even before we get to the food part.
Taking a tortilla, you repeat the same process. There’s a totally serious tutorial for these too.
This time, instead of crayon, you use chilli sauce,
do some folding to make it disappear,
add salami (see, it’s tucked away inside the fold)
You fold it into a very convenient shape and you gobble it up.
Then, if you are a sixteen-year-old boy, you make a much bigger but less aesthetically pleasing burrito and you gobble that up too.Poor Charlie, in the background, is in utter despair at the way we play with our food.
PS. I’ve been feeling a bit like Shirley Valentine (talking to the wall) so thank-you for the comments. It’s nice to know there is someone out there. Special thanks to thegreyeye for all the ‘likes’.