Introduction: Skittles Under the Sea
This is a simple project that uses Skittles to make an aquatic landscape.
- A pack of Skittles (any flavour)
- Green and blue food colouring
- Plastic bag
- Goldfish (optional)
Step 1: --> Background
Before you start making the fish, you have to make the background.
Split the yogurt between two bowls. In one bowl, put a few drops of green food colouring. In the other bowl, put a few drops of blue food colouring. Mix until it achieves the colour you desire.
Step 2: --> Background
Next, pour lines of yogurt on the plate, alternating between blue and green.
Step 3: --> Background
Blend the yogurt together with a spoon until it's a nice mix of green and blue.
You have now finished the background.
Step 4: --> Fish
Sort your Skittles into two groups. I sorted my colours by separating the warm colours and the cool colours. My first group contained red, yellow, and orange Skittles, while my second group consisted of primarily green, purple, and yellow Skittles.
(Note: Do this step on a different plate.)
Step 5: --> Fish
Next, shape your first group into an oval and put it on the yogurt plate. Then shape your second group into a triangle, and put it beside the oval. Make the tip of the triangle touch the rim of the oval. Make small adjustments until it starts to look like a fish.
Put a dark Skittle in the oval to make it look like an eye.
You have now finished making the fish.
Step 6: --> Decoration
Now, we're going to decorate the background. Let's start with the seaweed. Add a few more drops of green food colouring into the green yogurt. You need to make it a bit darker so you can see it against the background.
Step 7: --> Decoration
Take your plastic bag and put the green yogurt inside. Cut the tip off of the end. Now you have a makeshift piping bag.
Step 8: --> Decoration
Take your piping bag and pipe squiggles onto the bottom of your background so it looks like seaweed.
Step 9: --> Decoration
This step is optional.
Next, we're going to make smaller fish. There are two ways to do this. You could take a piping bag with orange yogurt or icing and pipe a fish.
If you don't want to do that, however, you can also take some Goldfish crackers and put it on your concoction. I tried the latter. Mind you, yogurt, skittles, and Goldfish don't taste very good together, so I'd recommend taking the Goldfish off before you eat it.
Congratulations, you have now finished the Skittles Under the Sea.
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