Kiwi Ninja Turtle
I am not normally a big fan of licensed stuff but this was just too tempting ….
This is admittedly not quick to do. It is however surprisingly simple and loads of fun. One of my friend’s was saying how bright the kiwi fruit are at this time of the year and how they could make a great Ninja Turtle.
So this fun food, Ninja Turtle is for Iley and Joe. I made Michealangelo as orange is Joe’s favourite colour and luckily persimmons are in season!
– Two kiwi fruit (could use green melon)
– I used persimmon for the detail (harder fruit like apple, pear, plums would work)
– I used plum for the nunchucks and sunflower seeds for the chains
– Pepitas for the ground
1. Cut a kiwi in half and peel off the skin and the hard ends. See perfect turtle shell shape!!
2. I cut a head from the other half.
3. But it looked a little too small so I added a face cut from more kiwi.
4. Then I made arms (do not be too worried about perfection as the detail covers things nicely).
5. I needed a second kiwi to make the legs.
6. Before cutting bands from persimmon for the arms, legs and feet.
7. I made a belt from more persimmon.
8. Then cut a mask for the face.
9. I sliced a plum to make the smile, the “M” for the belt and pupils that I pushed into the eye holes in the mask.
10. His hands were cut from kiwi. I realised they needed to stick out more to hold the nunchucks so moved them later.
11. And then I placed nunchucks made from plum and sunflower seeds in his hands.
12. Then added “movement marks” from thin slices of plum.
13. Before giving him some pepita ground to stand on.
14. And there he is in all his glory.
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