Oh! The fun adventures we have . . .
Last night one of the girls had an itch to do something creative.
It was one of those nights I was NOT going to be OK with a big mess!
The creative itch was satisfied with a simple fun project that really took no time at all . . . and very few ingredients.
It was especially fun when we turned the lights out!!! You could see all the tiny pin dots on the orange. A miracle really, when you think of the complexity of a simple orange.
Try this with your kiddos! It’s fun.
This was not our idea, there are several videos on YouTube you can watch if you need a step by step visual.
Here’s what you need:
- an orange
- a knife
- olive oil
- match, or lighter
- cutting board
Here’s what we did:
- Make a slice all the way around the orange, just through the skin not into the flesh of the orange
- With your fingers, gently work the skin off the orange. Try not to break the stem inside the orange
- Once the orange is out of the peel, and you have two halves of orange peel, pour about a tablespoon of olive oil into the orange peel half that has the stem. Set this aside.
- Now, on the other half of the orange peel, cut a shape, large enough for the heat and smoke to escape. If you do not make it large enough, the edges will burn.
- Light the “wick” olive oil soaked orange stem with your match or lighter and put the “lid” on.
You can see here, we should have cut our opening a wee bit more.
Turn the lights out and enjoy! It even smells nice.