To make some fun faces out of baked potatoes, ask an adult to help you find these ingredients and pieces of equipment.
1 large baking potato or sweet potato for each person in your family
some of the toppings below to make the characters on pages 4, 5, 6 and 7
To make Owl Eyes
- cucumber, peas, carrot, red pepper
To make Pesto Man
- pesto, black olives, baby sweetcorn, green pepper, grated cheese
To make Bean Head
- baked beans, cucumber, green olives, sweetcorn, cottage cheese
To make Sweetie - using sweet potato
- alfalfa sprouts, sweetcorn, stuffed olives, tomatoes, radishes
small sharp knife
1 potato makes 2 faces
Remember! Ask an adult to help with all the peeling and chopping. Wash your hands before you start.
First prick the potatoes with a fork.
Then, ask an adult to bake them in a hot oven (220ºC, 425ºF or Gas Mark 7) for about an hour or until a fork will easily go through the potato.
If you are using sweet potato, only bake for about 40 minutes.
Ask the adult to cut the cooked potatoes in half longways.
Let the potatoes cool down a little then try out some of the faces on the next few pages – or make up your own!
Make your potato look like an owl like this:
- Eyes - cucumber and peas
- Nose - carrot
- Mouth - red pepper
Scoop out the potato and mash it together with a teaspoonful of pesto then put it back in the potato skin.
Now add these:
- Eyes - black olives
- Nose - baby sweetcorn
- Mouth - green pepper
- Hair - grated cheese
Scoop out the potato and mash it up with some cottage cheese then put it back in the potato skin.
Now add these:
- Hair - baked beans
- Eyes - cucumber
- Nose - green olive
- Mouth - sweetcorn
- Arms and legs - carrot sticks
Try using sweet potato instead. It is quicker to cook (bake for about 40 minutes) and tastes delicious!
Make a face from these:
- Hair - alfalfa sprouts
- Eyebrows - sweetcorn
- Eyes - stuffed olives
- Nose - radish
- Mouth - tomato
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