Couscous Colorful Rolls

What is Couscous? Couscous ( /ˈkʊskʊs/ or /ˈkuːskuːs/) is a North African dish of semolina, traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout West Africa, the Sahel, France, Spain, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Brazil, Italy (particularly in western Sicily's province of Trapani), as well as in Turkey, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, the Middle East and India. The couscous that is sold in most supermarkets has been pre-steamed and dried, the package directions usually instruct to add 1.5 measures of boiling water or stock and butter to each measure of couscous and to cover tightly for 5 minutes. (From Wikipedia)

In our post today, we are not having another cooking activity or a recipe sharing but a craft :). This is our 2nd entry for the habeebe homeschooling "cooking" theme week. Although it's not cooking but I guess cooking, kitchen, food anything related to these words can be go under one belt, Don't you think?.

I had lots of empty foil and cling film rolls lying in our recycle corner, and wanted to make a nice craft out of them. So this is what we did. Cut out the empty rolls into equal sizes.

Apply the glue all over the tube, we diluted the glue with one part water and one part white glue so it could be easily applied onto the tube.

Roll the tube on a tray where the couscous is layed.

Here are all the rolls after being stick with the couscous all over it. And left them for awhile until the glue and the couscous is firmly stick onto it.

Finally, here are our rolls beautifully painted and glazing. We will be using as color organizers for my little princess different art materials, pencils, crayons, etc.

Did you like them, what's your opinion on it do let us know? Did you try it out do let us know how it turned out we would like to see that. :)

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  1. So adorable! Love that idea for using couscous! Has it flaked off? How did you paint them!?

    Thanks so much for sharing at It's Playtime!


  2. Thanks Jamie, On the contrary the couscous turned out more harder and stiffer. After sticking them onto the glues we left it to completely dry out, then painted on with fabric paints (I didnt have any other paints around ^__^).
    IT was my pleasure to post it on It's Playtime!

  3. Really neat texture craft. I think they look great.

  4. Thanks Stacy and JDaniel4's Mom


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