One of the final summer activities at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra was creating art from food.
The final product of choice seemed to be race cars rather than those spindly multi-legged spiders.
Using a squash as the body, executive director Jim Elliott carefully carved out the seat of the car. Carefully placed toothpicks held the wheels made of carrots. Nick Garcia of Ahwahnee selected an olive as his driver. Frosting was generously applied to add a full head of red hair. Because Nick is 3, that’s the number he selected for his car.
Nick’s older sister, Violet, 5, first decided to make a spider from a stumpy carrot. After seeing her brother’s race car, however, she turned her focus on creating one of her own from orange bell peppers.
Bella Brown, 10, visiting from Fresno, also made a race car. Her driver was a radish, and her car came with blue pin stripes, adorned with her favorite number 7.
Once their artwork was completed, the trio couldn’t decide whether to race or munch on their colorful creations. So they turned to the next best thing, enjoying some of the other activities the museum offers.
Elliott and Ellen Absher, board member and museum volunteer, assisted the children in the creation of their art pieces.