|3 soft spots at the top make it easier to drain the water|
Travis, the inspiration behind the “Mom, I’m Bored” series, saw a coconut in the grocery store and wanted to open one up. I had no idea how to do it so we bought one anyways. A few things: 1) coconuts have 3 soft spots where you can puncture and drain the coconut water out and 2) the coconuts at your grocery store may be have been “prepared” for opening with a line already cut partially through the thick skin.
|The pre-made cuts look like an equator but help in opening |
the coconut with a hammer or a knife (by an adult)
Travis used our crack-open-a-coconut activity as an opportunity to get out a power screwdriver and drilled holes in the soft spots. We then turned the coconut upside down in a bowl and drained the water. Next, we wrapped the coconut in a towel, aimed for the middle (where the pre-made cuts were located) and broke it open (the towel keeps the pieces from flying all over the kitchen).
We tasted the coconut water and the meat. I will tell you – this is no Almond Joy – but it was a fun adventure.
|Happy 10th Birthday!|
Happy Birthday Travis
and many more!!