Vegetable Train

This week I’m sharing my Vegetable party train which was a real hit at my daughter’s party. This was originally posted on the Daysinbed blog which has since rebranded to The Inspiration Edit.

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To make this vegetable train you need between 4-5 capsicums or peppers. They have different names depending on which country your from so for the purpose of this post I’ll call them peppers.

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You simply slice off the top of the peppers and scoop out the insides. Make sure you leave the pepper stalks on  the outside as they can come in handy for connecting the trains together.

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Use the tops of the peppers which you have cut off to make slices for the carriages. Also chop some Celery, carrot sticks and 20 slices of cucumber for wheels.

Next you begin building the train. You will need tooth picks to connect the cucumber wheels to the pepper carriages. the cucumbers need quite a bit of reinforcement so expect to use a few toothpicks per wheel.

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Once the carriages have wheels, you simply need to stand them in a row to create a train of carriages. Then add the pepper sticks, celery, carrots and cucumber into the carriages for the finishing touch.

What You Need

4-5 Peppers

1 Cucumber

1 Carrot

Celery

Toothpicks

 

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This was a fun train to make. My friend worked on this project with me and I think together we did a great job. So much fun and a great activity to share.

Angela x

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41 Comments

  1. This is a brilliant idea! What a great way to get kids to eat more fruit and veggies, I need to do this! I also think the kids would enjoy helping to prepare it. I love the cucumber wheels. xx

  2. Super creative & fun. I think also the fact it’s so colourful makes it more appetizing for kids to want to eat too, got me wanting to snack on some veg now x

  3. This is the cutest idea! My daughter can be very fussy about food but salad vegetables are something she loves thankfully (for now at least) and I know she’d love this veggie train.

  4. I have a little boy who is obsessed with peppers and trains. He would really love this. Great and fun idea. x

  5. Wow this is such a fab idea, I love it! Would be so cool for my nephew’s birthday party – he’s a train fanatic! I’ll be pinning this one x #brillblogposts

    1. I did mine on the day of the party. I have cut peppers in the past and refridgerated and they have been fine after one day so i assume one day is fine.

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