Day 183: Egg Boats

Day 183 of #365 Creative #Ideas to do with your kids: Do your kids like eating eggs? Or do they need some encouragement? Here is a fun idea to make little boat eggs.
You will need:
hard-boiled egg
sliced ham, cheese or green pepper, for the sails
butter lettuce, for serving
You need: cocktail sticks or toothpicks
1. Peel the hard-boiled egg and cut in half lengthways.
2. Using ham, cheese or green pepper, cut a triangle shape for the sail and skewer it with a cocktail stick, for the mast.
3. Press the mast into the centre of the egg and place on a butter lettuce leaf, for the sea.
• To make egg mayonnaise boats, mash hard-boiled yolks with a little mayonnaise and spoon or pipe the mixture back into the egg whites.
• To hard-boil eggs, place them in boiling water for 7–8 minutes. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place in cold water to prevent the egg yolks from discolouring.
From my book Fun Foods for Kids (Struik Publishers 2016), email me on if you would like to buy a book.