edible fun: Octopus

While doing our weekly grocery trip, my eyes ventured over to the pasta.  Now, so that you can take a little gander into the way I think, I was not peering at the pasta contemplating dinner ideas, no, no, no.  That is not how my mind works; I am constantly thinking sensory bins or crafts when I look at things (I know I’m a little coo-coo)!  Now, I was most certainly, without a doubt, peering at the pasta looking for funky shapes for sensory bins – hehe!  I came upon this pasta, it’s called Galletti, NEVER heard of it (it could be made up just to sound all fancy schmancy ;)  Well, not really…apparently there are over 600 pasta shapes!  Who knew?

So, I gave you a little sneak peek this past week on Facebook of this pasta and the possibilities of what you can make with it are endless.  You guys definitely had some great ideas that have opened up my imagination even further! :)

Here’s another peek at what I showed you…

And here is where my imagination led me…

This little meal includes:

16 pieces Galletti Pasta, cooked (tentacles)
8 blue strings Twizzler Pull n Peel (woven through pasta to hold the tentacles together)
1 Corn Bread Muffin (head base)
1 Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slice (letter “O” & circle on head)
2 Blue “O” cereal shapes (eyes)
2 Marshmallow Bits (eyes)
13 Green Beans, cooked (seaweed)

And where does little miss V head to first on the plate?

I bet you can guess…yep, the marshmallow bits! :)

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  1. Wow! This is really awesome!

  2. This is darling! I love this idea, I am featuring it on my Kid’s Co-op roundup tomorrow at http://loveplayandlearn.com


  3. The octopus looks great! My boys would love this. Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back again this week with some more great ideas!

  4. What a fun lunch! I’m featuring this tomorrow on my Kid’s Co-op post! Come on by, check it out, and grab a button! http://www.dirtandboogers.com

  5. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

  6. Super, duper cute! I am sharing it with my Facebook readers here: https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeIntentionally – Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week =-)

  7. Really fun! It would be great for teaching the letter O too. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  8. I never would have thought octopus when looking at the pasta! But the plated octopus looks so real…the pasta was the perfect thing for the tentacles!!!

  9. Love it! Lately the only way I can get my daughter to eat is by making it fun looking! I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  10. Oh, so cute!

  11. That is really adorable. It would be fun to make that after visiting the aquarium and connect the two. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

  12. So cute – I think that this is my favorite so far – right up there with sand dollar cookies!

  13. That is so cute!!

  14. Love it!! What a great idea! Almost too good to eat. lol

    • Thanks Renee!! Thanks for stopping by! (I think the “too good to eat was lost on little V though- I could barely get her little fingers out of the picture to take a picture of it before she devoured it – haha ;)

      xx ♥ m


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