Edible Art Project for Kids

children's kitchen art project
Egg and tomato mushroom centerpiece

I‘m always looking for child friendly projects that my girls can make; this one takes place in the kitchen. These cute little mushrooms are made from eggs and tomatoes! It’s an easy thing to make with a little adult supervision, adorable and the kids can eat them when they’re finished. The deviled egg version can be served at dinner parties as a festive appetizer.

Egg and Tomato Mushroom Recipe
4 boiled eggs
4 medium sized tomatoes
mayonnaise
mustard (optional)
salt and pepper (optional)
toothpick
wheat grass or lettuce leaves (optional)

Simple version
1. Boil and peel the eggs, cut off the tip of the widest part so they’ll stand up.
2. Cut off the rounded ends of the tomato and hollow them out.
3. Position the eggs in the wheat grass or a platter and put the tomato halves on top.
4. Dot mayonnaise onto the tomatos with a toothpick.

Deviled egg version
1. Boil and peel the eggs, cut off the tip of the widest part so they’ll stand up-put cooked egg yolks into a bowl.
2. Cut off the rounded ends of the tomato and hollow them out.
3. Mix the cooked egg yolks, 2 Tablespoons of mayo, 2 Tablespoons of mustard, a dash of salt and a dash of pepper together. Fill the eggs with this mixture.
3. Position the eggs in the wheat grass or a platter and put the tomato halves on top.
4. Dot mayonnaise onto the tomatoes with a toothpick.

great kid's project
It's an egg, it's a tomato, it's a mushroom!

Putting small cherry tomato halves on top of a cheese sticks also make tall, skinny edible mushrooms.

egg and tomato mushroom detail
Eggs and tomatoes that look like a mushroom are a simple, healthy kids' snack

I’d like to thank Neroli, the natural food market on Shabazi street in Neve Tzedek for giving me the remains of their wheat grass. I used the square of wheat grass as a prop for my mushrooms, but after the photo shoot, I planted it outside in a big planter. I think the planted wheat grass looks like a mini lawn. If you put the wheat grass square upside down in your garden or planter, it will serve as a great compost for the soil.

By the way, these (real) red spotted mushrooms in the wild can be poisonous to eat, but they are a delight to see.

mushrooms basking in the sun
Edible mushrooms (eggs and tomatoes) on a spring day.
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