Recently, I was stuck working from home and my 5-year old daughter really wanted to play with me. I was super-busy, so I couldn’t play with her, so I suggested to her that she make something. She went off into the next room, got her paper, and started making sushi for me!
I took these photos later at night, after she was sleeping. She actually made different pieces of sushi for me using paper. The picture above shows a piece of ikura sushi in the front, a california-roll on the left and a piece of “pink” salmon on the far-left. In the back, from left to right, is uni (urchin) and ika (squid). They look very realistic. Compare with this image of a real piece of ikura sushi.
Below, you can see she also made maguro (blue-fin tuna) and in the back tamago (egg) too:
Here’s a view from the top:
Again, the “sushi” has a lot of detail. The little “eggs” in the ikura sushi look kind of real.
But she didn’t stop there! She also made a small tea-cup with green tea (left) and a bowl for wasabi. It’s on the top. She made a little paper-scoop and wasabi using green paper. On the bottom is a small container for “soy sauce” which are little brown strips of paper. The container even has a little spout for the sushi too:
I asked my wife, and she insisted that she didn’t help my daughter at all. She just came up with this on her own, but I think she was inspired by her visits to her favorite sushi place here in Seattle. Her favorite is ikura and we order it regularly for her. Kids are amazing. 🙂