I was looking at a cut orange and the disparity between the size of the middle bit and the end bits got me thinking about wheels.
I created this fun food, fruit tractor which was a great share plate and looks more complicated than it is!!
– Brown pear
– Red apple
– I used yoghurt for the exhaust fumes
– I used pepitas and sunflower seeds for the ground
1. Cut a slice from the centre of the orange for the back wheel and one from near the end for the front tyre. I cut the skin off to make it easier to eat.
2. Then I made an engine from the cheek of a pear and cut an indent so it fitted over the front wheel.
3. Knowing little about tractors I added some red apple pieces for colour in the centre, hoping they would look like they were supposed to be there!
4. I used the other cheek of the pear for a cab to go over the back wheel.
5. Then made a mud guard for the back tyre from apple.
6. I cut windows from the outside of the pear.
7. And then an exhaust.
8. From the red skin of the apple I cut a ladder (I bought a small, very sharp knife for a few dollars from a catering store that makes this easy).
9. And as I was on a roll made a plough for the back too!
Guess which bits the mini-chefs wanted to eat first ….
10. Then I added some exhaust fumes from yoghurt.
11. No tractor scene would be complete without some mud so I made some from pepitas and sunflower seeds.
11. Ready to farm.
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