Now this isn’t one of those blogs where it is all perfect and pristine. I believe in keeping it real here. Also, I’m a great believer in allowing children to follow their imagination and not getting het up about what looks good and what doesn’t. H is nothing if not ambitious and two years ago we embarked on a mammoth art project to make Tipu’s Tiger. It was so complicated and took so long, that I still shudder when I see the book that contained the instructions. Imagine my horror when H decided we were going to try to recreate Tipu’s Tiger in jam.
H wanted to use some toast as his base, easy enough I thought. I can do toast. Then he used two different colour jams to make the tiger with its stripes. (Note to readers: you may need to use a little imagination here). We then added a little blue cake decoration for an eye, but we later beefed up the eye a little with some more cake decorations.
I cut the tiger out of the toast to tidy it up a bit. It seems that I inadvertedly cut off its legs (Legs? Did you see any legs?). In an attempt to make amends, I suggested cutting up some red pepper to make legs (and ears). Here’s the finished tiger with its artist creator.
If you’d like to try your hand at jam art, Robinsons Fruit Shoot Jam are running a jam art competition with some great prizes. Going to enter our tiger.