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Fun Food Fail

By Heather Mann, Dollar Store Crafts (crafting for Little Nummies)

Little Nummies is this great site founded by my friend Kellie. It’s all about having fun with food and making fun food for your kiddos to eat. I occasionally contribute to the blog. A lot of experimentation goes into making fun food that is actually FUN! Here are some of my attempts that weren’t Nummie-worthy.


This little vehicle here looks like something Fred Flintstone USED to drive. The marshmallow propping up the axle of the front tire just makes me think of a sad jalopy sitting in someone’s front yard.


Turns out graham crackers and marshmallows MIGHT not be the right thing to use to make Little Nummies! This weird animal looks like a dog, but the collar says “cool cat.” The marshmallows are orange flavored and colored, but are more reminiscent of cheese puffs, and the whole thing is falling apart as I shoot photos. The tail is falling off, the head is leaning to the side. In moments, it will be a puddly mess of unappetizing orange marshmallows, graham cracker, marshmallow creme, and Valentine candy.


File this one under “What the Food??” In my quest to create Nummies, I try to incorporate healthy food whenever possible. The idea is to creatively entice kids to eat foods that are good for them! They don’t need extra enticement to eat candy! This “animal” is the result of an unfortunate genetic experiment crossing an alien with a giraffe and a crab, and throw a little banana in there somewhere. I have no idea what the candy corn mouth is doing… it just looks totally weird and gross. It looked even worse in person, as the banana began to get brown and slimy as I took pictures of it.


It’s fun to use your fried eggs as a base for nummies. I like to see if the shape/shading reminds me of anything and then create an image from there. This one looks like a weirdly stylized comic duck to me, but it’s too scary and weird to actually serve to your kid, let alone to share with the world.

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