Findus, Food and Fun is for mums, dads, grandparents, teachers, childminders, aunts, uncles and anyone who knows a young child who is curious about the world. Together with Findus, Pettson and the muckles, you can discover things to do for every season; pottering, collecting, fixing, crafting, building, exploring, baking. Sometimes outdoors, sometimes indoors, here is a whole year’s worth of ideas.
Brimming with Sven Nordqvist’s ingenious illustrations, here is a craft and activity book that will get you up and active.
About the authors
Eva-Lena Larsson and Kennert Danielsson are based at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, where they work with horticultural therapy and environmental education. With this book they want to share the joy of nature activities, whether it is growing plants, building windmills, baking currant cakes or just being outdoors. Recycling is a keyword in the book and the only limit is your imagination.
Here is an example activity taken from September:
You will need:
- 1.5 litres of water
- 1.5kg of dried rosehips
- 150g of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of potato starch
- 100ml water
If you need to make less or more soup, then reduce or increase the amounts of all the ingredients by the same percentage. Pick a bagful of rosehips. It’s easiest to snip them off with clippers. Wash, then slice each one in half and scrape out the seeds and hairs with a spoon – the seeds and hair can be discarded. Spread out the hips to dry or use them immediately.
Grind up the rosehips using a mortar and pestle. Bring the 1.5 litres of water to the boil, add the hips and boil for five minutes. Strain the soup to remove the skins and pulp, then return it to the pot. Add the sugar to taste. Stir the potato starch into the 100ml of water, add the mixture to the soup and bring back to boil. Enjoy!
“If you are a Findus and Pettson fan you will love this book and will find lots to do throughout the year.” –Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine, issue 38
“A calendar of craftiness from my long term Swedish sweethearts, Findus and Pettson.” –Playing by the book
In total over 18 million copies of Findus books have been sold worldwide and they have been translated into 55 languages. Findus, Food and Fun was originally published as Pyssla med Findus by Opal bokförlag