How to Make a Harold Helicopter Sandwich!

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Harold, he’s my number one!

Yep, that would be Harold the helicopter from Thomas and Friends. I fancied doing something fun for b today as he hasn’t been well. High temp, off his food, full of snot. So here we are, our very own Harold.

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Want to make your own Harold? Here’s what we did:

I studied a few images of Harold online and sketched out a few ideas for how I could make him and out of what. In the end we went with bread, cucumber, blueberries and a red food icing pen. Other ideas I had were carrot sticks, breadsticks and those red string fruity things.

I made a regular sandwich and cut it into two pieces. The main helicopter part was shaped with an OVAL cookie cutter. I use thing bits of crust to add detail to the helicopterย  -legs, tail, rotor blades.

Blueberries made perfect windows and the door. If you slice then super thin, you can make a “smile” too.

For the eyes, I rolled a little bit of bread between my fingers so it became squidy. I then added the eyes using an edible food pen.

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Little B’s face lit up when I presented him with this. Have you made anything a bit random for your kids?! Here are some photos of him enjoying Harold:
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74 comments

  1. Wow!! That\’s fabulous!! I\’ve just shown my children, and they were massively impressed! I need to up my food game! I will definitely give this a go, my 2 are Thomas mad, and I might be able to hide some normally banned (by them!) items of food in it! They might not notice through the excitement!

    • ah so pleased they like it! you could literally use loads of different veggies or fruits for the rotor blades and windows ๐Ÿ™‚ I used a coloured food pen for the red line and the H. Didn\’t have the confidence for the whole name haha!

  2. Wow!! That\’s fabulous!! I\’ve just shown my children, and they were massively impressed! I need to up my food game! I will definitely give this a go, my 2 are Thomas mad, and I might be able to hide some normally banned (by them!) items of food in it! They might not notice through the excitement!

  3. Wow!! That\’s fabulous!! I\’ve just shown my children, and they were massively impressed! I need to up my food game! I will definitely give this a go, my 2 are Thomas mad, and I might be able to hide some normally banned (by them!) items of food in it! They might not notice through the excitement!

  4. Wow!! That\’s fabulous!! I\’ve just shown my children, and they were massively impressed! I need to up my food game! I will definitely give this a go, my 2 are Thomas mad, and I might be able to hide some normally banned (by them!) items of food in it! They might not notice through the excitement!

  5. This is so brilliant! Glad he liked it! Perhaps I should be trying this sort of thing with my youngest, who is often off her food!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  6. Aw Harold! Thomas the Tank Engine is great and hope my daughter will enjoy it as much as I did as a child. I love how you\’re making food more fun and edible for your child. #TribalLove

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