Animal party food

Have an animal party

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Have an animal party and have a wild time making some of my delicious recipes.

They are so easy to make, you'll need very little adult help.

Be careful using cocktail sticks as they are sharp!

Precious peacock

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Ingredients (serves 3):

  • ½ pear
  • 25 red grapes
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 raisins


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • plate

What to do:

Ask an adult to help you cut up the pear, grapes and strawberries in half and slice the banana.

To make the peacock, arrange the pieces of fruit on the plate as in the picture.

Cut a corner off a banana slice and put it on the pear to make the beak, and use the raisins to make the eyes.

Enjoy your precious peacock! 



Slithering snake

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Ingredients (serves 4):

1 wholemeal bagel

For the tuna topping:

  • 200g tuna, canned in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sweetcorn, canned or frozen

For the egg topping:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cress 

To decorate:

  • 2 stuffed olives
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • snipped chives


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • fork
  • plate

What to do:

Cut the bagel in half, then cut each piece in two to make arch shapes.

Trim the ends of two of the pieces to make them pointy.

These will be the head and tail of your snake.

In separate mixing bowls, mix the ingredients for the tuna and egg toppings.

Put the bagel slices on a plate and make a snake shape.

With a fork, spread the tuna topping on the head and third slice, and the egg topping on the second slice and tail.

Make the snake's eyes from olives, and its tongue from red pepper.

Make its skin pattern from snipped chives.

Enjoy your slithering snake!


Crazy crocodile

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Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 ¼ cucumber
  • 2 stuffed olives
  • 8 cubes reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 chunks red pepper
  • 4 chunks celery
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 chunks carrot


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • toothpicks
  • plate

What to do:

To make the crocodile's mouth, ask an adult to help you cut out a triangle at one end of the cucumber.

Break three toothpicks in half and push them into the crocodile's mouth to make the teeth.

Use two more toothpicks to stick the olives onto the cucumber to make the crocodile's eyes.

To decorate the crocodile, thread one piece of cheese and different vegetables onto each toothpick, and push the toothpicks into the cucumber.

Gently move the crocodile onto a plate.

Cut out the crocodile's feet from the other piece of cucumber and put them in position on the plate.

Enjoy your crazy crocodile!

Cat and mouse

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Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 wholemeal roll
  • 6 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese (3 tablespoons per slice)
  • 1 slice red pepper
  • ½ gherkin
  • 1 stuffed olive
  • snipped chives
  • 2 slices radish
  • 2 slices cucumber


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • spoon
  • plate

What to do:

Slice the roll in two and spread the cottage cheese on each piece.

Cut some red pepper for noses.

Make the cat's eyes from the gherkin.

Make the whiskers from snipped chives.

Cut the cucumber slices to make the cat's ears.

Cut the olive in half to make the mouse's eyes and make her ears from radish slices.

Enjoy your cat and mouse!

Clever caterpillars

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Ingredients (serves 3):

  • 30 green grapes
  • 12 red grapes
  • a bit of honey
  • 12 raisins


  • long cocktail sticks
  • plate

What to do:

Thread the green and red grapes on to long cocktail sticks.

Attach two raisins with a bit of honey to make the caterpillar's eyes.

Repeat the same steps to make more caterpillars.

Enjoy your clever caterpillars!

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