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These are a fun way to decorate a table. Then they become soup.
"This is kinda the most adorable thing ever! Definitely going into a thanksgiving centerpiece. I like to make "olive penguins" too. They're my son's favorite!"- Sugarbaby226
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You will need a VERY sharp small knife. Be extra careful while you are carving. The idea is to cut the vegetables, not yourself nor anyone else. I often use small "hobby" knife (Xacto) with razor sharp disposable blades that I got in a hobby store
Start with the carrot. You want a conical portion that matches the diameter of the top end of the squash. Carve a flat "bill" or carefully split it to open the "mouth".
Two flat slices of carrot can now be fashioned into "feet". This is a "cartoon character so actual shape isn't terribly important.
Moving on to the squash, remove a slice from each side. Shape the slice into a stubby "wing".
Next cut a small portion from the top end to form a flat spot to connect the "bill" to.
Use toothpicks to attach the various body parts. An alternative on the "wings" is to cut a slot into the body and allow the wings to stick out at a 90 angle from the body.
A pair of clove "eyes" complete the critter.
If these (or other similar vegetable creatures) don't sit out too long they can be used after the event in a vegetable stock so they aren't wasted.
This is ONLY a guide to get you started on the idea. Play with this a bit and have fun seeing your own creations magically appear.
We make these (and quite a few others) for various family gatherings. Our Granddaughter just loves them.
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Sugarbaby226 2 years agoThis is kinda the most adorable thing ever! Definitely going into a thanksgiving centerpiece. I like to make 'olive penguins' too. They're my son's favorite!
creswellchef1 3 years agoso adorable!I am going to make these 4 our thanksgiving table .thanks for a clever idea!
Figueiredo 5 years agoHa hah ahahah ahahahha Love it! Funyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! I will try it also. It... simply...made me laught. Can you send more photos of other handycraft??
princessfiona 7 years agoPerfect for a holiday table!
promfh 7 years agoWe make these (and quite a few others) for various family gatherings. Our Granddaughter just loves them. [I posted this recipe.]