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!

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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Make a Cute Veggie Mouse

You just need a few elements to create this adorable veggie mouse.

Cut Your Radish

Cut the stems and leaves off the end of a radish. The spot where the stem was attached will become the nose.

Add Your Ears

Cut two small slits near the top of the radish where the ears will go. Insert a Brussels sprout leaf into each spot, trimming them to fit if necessary.

Make Eyes

Push cloves into the radish near the nose to create eyes.

Create Paws

Balance your mouse on top of two cashews, making sure they stick out in front to create paws.

So Easy!

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