Play With Your Food: Make a Mouse

Make some garden art you can eat with this great craft for kids.
This radish mouse is so simple and adorable, you might have to make more than one!

This radish mouse is so simple and adorable, you might have to make more than one!

This radish mouse is so simple and adorable, you might have to make more than one!

In our regular Play With Your Food crafts for kids series, Texas artist, illustrator and lover of all things creative Ruth Meharg offers a tutorial on creating whimsical creatures using your own garden, CSA or farmers market produce. Play With Your Food offers fun family projects to do together and — better still —a great way to encourage healthy eating habits.—HGTVGardens Crew

What you'll need:

  • Radish
  • Brussels sprout
  • Cloves
  • Cashews
  • A paring knife (let a grown-up do the cutting parts)

Follow these easy steps to create your own mouse:

Play With Your Food: Mouse

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Cut Your Radish

Add Your Ears

Make Eyes

Create Paws

So Easy!

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