Real egg and Humpty Dumpty was just too tempting!! I made a fun food veggie version but the mini chefs panned my wall and said it was too wide and too low. I was forced to go back and re-model and I have to admit that once again they were right … sigh. Humpty did look a lot better perched up high with absolutely no fear of falling …..
– Steamed carrots – for the wall (and Humpty’s hat) (Sweet potato/pumpkin are good alternatives)
– Boiled egg
– I used broccoli, peas and corn for the bushes and plants
– I used peas and corn for his face
– Wholemeal pasta spirals for arms and legs
1. Steam the carrot in large pieces so it’s easy to cut “bricks” from the pieces.
Exact rectangles are not necessary. And remember I re-built my wall taller and thinner (on the advice of the mini-chefs).
2. Cut the bottom of the boiled egg off and place on the wall.
3. Add some pasta legs (tuck them under the egg) which I achieved more successfully on the higher wall.
4. Then some pasta arms. I cut little slits (very carefully) into the egg to slot them into.
If you rest the arms on the wall they are relatively stable.
5. I cut holes for eyes nose and mouth.
Then used two peas for eyes and a piece of corn for the nose.
6. I placed broccoli, peas and corn around the base of the wall.
7. No Humpty would be complete without attire so I gave him a jaunty hat cut from carrot.
8. Then I redid the wall so he was much higher.
And looked much better.
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