This Dad Makes Incredibly Elaborate Pancake Art For His Kids
Every child need a pancake Tyrannosaurus.
Nathan Shields started making pancake art for his two children, Gryphon and Alice, a few years ago. Since then, he's been documenting his creations on his blog.
Over time, his creations have got more and more elaborate.
He's done dinosaurs.
And Star Wars characters.
And marine invertebrates.
Also, Albert Einstein.
He uses a squeeze bottle to precisely control the flow of the pancake batter into a non-stick pan.
And he achieves the different shades by drawing the darker areas first, so they brown for longer.
Nathan, a maths teacher and illustrator who lives in Port Angeles, Washington, started making the pancakes to amuse his kids.
"I made some vehicles one morning, which the kids found quite entertaining. The next week I tried some animal shapes, encouraged by friends who saw the picture on Facebook."
Since then, the art pancakes have become a weekly tradition.
Nathan says: "It's always a surprise whether the design comes out as planned, but the good thing is that the ugly ones taste as good as the pretty ones."
Sometimes he takes requests from the kids, and sometimes he just explores themes he finds interesting.
"The kids are able to make some of their own now, so it appears we'll be doing this for a while," he adds.
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