Tonight after school, I sliced open Gabe.
Actually, we made fake wounds. We made fake flesh by mixing flour and water into a dough, and mixing it with coffee for skin tone. I attached it to his arm using Vaseline, smearing the edges down with more Vaseline so that it was a swollen lump on his arm.
I then ran a bread knife through the middle, gashing it open like a large wound.
We made blood using chocolate sauce (the Paris Hilton of chocolate sauces: thick and rich) mixed with red food dye.
I dribbled it down through his fake wound, letting gravity drag droplets naturally down his arm.
All the while we talked about types of blood (venous and arterial) and other things that lie beneath the skin.
And the results:
Oh! The agony!
It really hurts, dada!
Actually, it tastes like chocolate…
I give this after-school activity two thumbs up!