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Mashed Potato Snowman

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child, parent

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun


Finicky eaters can’t wait to gobble down their vegetables with this spud of a guy!

If you’re having trouble getting your little one to eat vegetables (or anything else of nutritional value) you aren’t alone. Lots of mums have attempted a number of creative ways to make veggies more enticing for kids. Here’s one easy idea to try.

What You’ll Need

Mashed potatoes
A baby carrot, halved and cooked
3 string beans, cooked
Green peas, cooked
6 broccoli florets

Make a Mashed Snowman

  • Using an ice-cream scooper, spoon a ball of mashed potatoes onto your child’s favourite plate.
  • Use the back of the spoon to flatten the top of the potato mound.
  • Stack two more scoops on top in the same fashion.
  • Press peas into the potatoes to make the eyes and coat buttons.
  • Stick the carrot in the center of the top potato ball to use as the nose.
  • Use the string beans as the mouth and arms.
  • Spoon a layer of mashed potatoes on either side of the snowman.
  • Stick the florets in to use as trees in a forest where the snowman lives.