Cooperation required: Medium
Mess made: Medium
Likelihood of vegetable intake: Medium
Minimum [reparation time: Ten minutes
Food is art - just ask my daughter. Here she is building houses out of sliced carrot and zucchini.
Ingredients Anything and everything!
You can choose foods that make great shapes - like carrots and cucumber for circles or lines, bread for squares, broccoli for trees, etc - or simply draw a shape on a piece of paper (or with tomato sauce on a plate) and arrange food over the top.
Cookie cutters are brilliant for making exciting shapes out of bread and/or cheese slices.
Hommus makes great "glue" for sticking foods together. Blueberry yogurt makes a great body of "water". Desiccated coconut is perfect for snow.
Animal shapes work really well, and so do cars and trains. Making a rainbow is a great way to include a wide range of foods - although some colours are a lot harder than others.
You can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. This is a plan for making an ordinary sandwich into an elephant.
At the other end of the scale, here is a world map decorated with foods representing each region - are you up for the challenge?!