Today I’m going to share a fun creative food tutorial showing you how to make a boiled egg mouse. These mice are really very easy to make and need minimal equipment, and they never fail to impress my children! Make them for a cute and healthy snack, pack them in a lunch box or serve them up as part of an egg salad for a party or special occasion.
I have made similar egg mice before, and egg bunny rabbits too, but I was inspired to try making the mice again after watching a cute new film A Mouse’s Tale with Small Child this half term (thank you to the lovely people at Lionsgate for sending us a copy, he really enjoyed it!).
I also created a quick video tutorial which I’ve posted further down the post – please give it a watch, we had a lot of fun making it, and you can see our egg mice ‘in action’!
To make them, you’ll need the following:
Start by hard boiling your eggs. I made several, but you could of course just make one if that’s all you need. Once cooked, cool in cold water and peel carefully, keeping the egg as intact as possible. With a small sharp knife, cut a slice from one side of the egg to form a flat base.
Take the slice of egg and cut in half. Use a mini circle cutter to form two ear shapes from the pieces of egg, with a flat edge on each one.
With the tip of your knife, cut two semi-circular slits into the egg where the ears will go. Trim the ear pieces down to form a thin wedge on the flat edge and slot them both into the slits in the egg.
With the edible marker pens, dot on a nose and two eyes. Break a piece of uncooked spaghetti into short lengths and push them into the side of the mouse’s face to form whiskers.
Finish off with a spaghetti tail if wanted. Please note: The spaghetti is for decorative purposes and should be removed before eating!
Below you’ll find the video tutorial for making them, which may be a little clearer to follow than the tutorial above! If you enjoy it, do subscribe my YouTube channel, I hope to have lots more videos for you over the coming weeks and months.
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If you’d like more fun food ideas, you can also follow Eats Amazing over on Pinterest, where I am often to be found hunting down the best creative food from all over the web!