Animal Face Bagels

Animal Face Bagels recipe by Annabel Karmel

Animal Face Bagels

Bagels make for a great base for any lunchbox, and my fun Animal Face Bagels are a fun way to get kids involved in the food prep. Its super easy and a great addition to your little ones lunchbox.

For another fun lunchtime idea, try these designing some Flower Sandwiches

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Hoppin' Frog Face Bagel
½ Bagel
1 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp chives, chopped
2 cucumber batons
2 slices of cucumber
2 black olives
Slice of red pepper
½ Bagel
A little butter
1 slice ham
1 slice Edam or Cheddar cheese
1 radish
2 black olives
Thin strip of spring onion
½ Bagel
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 slices banana
2 strawberries halved
2 blueberries


Hoppin’ Frog Face Bagel

  1. Put the half bagel onto a board. Mix the cream cheese and chives together in a bowl. Season. Spread over the bagel.
  2. To make the frog’s face. Cut two thin slices of cucumber and chop one black olive in half for the eyes.
  3. Make the mouth by cutting two strips of cucumber for the lips and a thin strip of red pepper for the tongue.

Piggy Face Bagel

  1. Put the half bagel onto a board and spread with a little butter.
  2. Place one slice of ham on the bagel and trim around the edge with scissors to make a neat circle.
  3. Make the snout by cutting a piece of cheese into a circle (use a round cutter for an extra smooth circle). Then cut a thin slice of radish with two small cut out pieces of olive for the nostrils.
  4. Use two radish slices for the eyes and a black olive chopped in half for the eye balls.
  5. Then for the ears, cut out two triangles of cheese and a slice of radish cut in half.
  6. For the tail, slice a thin strip of spring onion and soak in ice cold water until it goes curly!

Barn Owl Bagel

  1. Put the half bagel onto a board and spread with the peanut butter.
  2. To make the eyes, use two slices of banana. Add a small blob of peanut butter onto the centre of the banana and stick on the blueberries for eyeballs.
  3. Slice one strawberry in half to make the wings, and then slice the second strawberry into quarters and use one quarter for the beak.

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