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.
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 helicopter -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.
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: