Make a vegetable animal


Pupils can show their creative side whilst thinking about healthy eating. Design real or mythical animals from fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Estimated time: 30 minutes
  • Location: Outdoors & Indoors
  • School term: All year round
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
  • Subject(s): PSHE, Art&DT

Learning objectives

  • Create objects from a variety of materials
  • Investigate fruit and vegetables
  • Develop skills in using visual elements and concepts


You may like to tie the activity in with a healthy eating topic.

Equipment needed

  • A variety of vegetables and fruit
  • Cream cheese
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper plates

Step by step

  1. Wash hands.
  2. Plan what type of animal you are going to create and what you need to make it.
  3. Get creative... use cream cheese as glue or toothpicks to attach different vegetables and fruit together. 
  4. Congratulations you have made your vegetable animal!

Hints & tips

  • Vegetable animals make a great theme for a competition at school.
  • Involve other children from the community for instance at a village show.

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