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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Melons reading group: Kamokamo Lanterns for Matariki


You will need:

  • Kamokamo
  • Dish-brush
  • Sharp knife
  • Rod of bamboo or something similar
  • Piece of strong string
  • Candle
  • Lighter
  • Adult helper
Method:
Because Kamokamo is a summer vegetable in Aotearoa, you will need to keep them in a cool and dry place until Matariki in the winter time.  
  1. First clean the fuzzy mold off with a dish brush.
  2. Cut holes like windows with a knife.  You may need your adult helper to help you with this part.
  3. Thirdly, leave it in the sun to dry out
  4. Tie the lantern onto a rod of bamboo using a long and strong piece of string.
  5. Put a tea light candle inside the kamokamo lantern and light it up!
This is like a Halloween lantern for Matariki.  
Are you aware that kamokamo is from the pumpkin family?

10 comments:

mavis said...

WOW melons I never knew a kamokamo
is part of the maori new year celebration do you know what to spice it up you could say do you know how to make a kamokamo ...
i really liked the way you exsplained it very well i want to make a kamokamo but i'm not allowed to make one because I will
get a growling
from Mavis =]

by mavis said...

sorry if I made a misstake in my first comment melons but...WOW I really want to make a kamokamo but
i am not allowed .I will get a growling . I really like how you exsplained it vrey well.Do you know something that will sspice it up you can say do you know how to make a kamokamo... this is a neat copy for my first comment

from Mavis

etuate said...

Now I know how to make one,but I dont know where you get them from. by etuate

CHARDAY said...

WOW MELONS I LOVE YOUR KAMOKAMO WELL DONE MELONS
FROM CHARDAY.

sau pate said...

I like the way you leant about kamokamo it really hooked me in and it also helped me learn about it to so HIGH FIVE melons.

sam said...

I like the way you leant about kamokamo it really hooked me in.

darwin said...

great work melons! i like the way you really shown me how to make a lantern at halloween im gonna try to make it on halloween ^.^

Mrs Kelly said...

I have some friends who would cry if they saw you making lanterns out of kamokamos - they love eating them sooo much. What a great piece of instructional writing.

SIMON said...

WOW MELONS I AM PROUND OF YOUS. YOU GIVED ME ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT KAMOKAMO.HI FIVE MELONS YOU DONE WELL BY SIMON PENINA

Anonymous said...

wow melons really good story any way i was wondering did you guys plan this story writing