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Kiwi Fuzzy Faces

Kiwi Fuzzy Faces

Making kiwi faces is a lot like carving pumpkins - with a clever approach (plus a toothpick and some black-eyed peas), you can create an infinite number of moods. "And if you make a mistake, you can always try your luck on the other end of the kiwi," says Saxton Freymann, artist and coauthor of "Play with Your Food."


  • Kiwis
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Toothpick


1. Tip the kiwi so that the stem points toward you. The stem will become the nose in the middle of the face.

Kiwi Fuzzy Faces Step 2

2. Using a toothpick, make 2 small holes for the eyes and press 2 black-eyed peas into them. "Experiment with different eye placements on different kiwis," says Freymann. You can even use a pea on one side and a slit on the other to make your kiwi wink. Or skip the peas and just use the toothpick to create small slits -- for sleepy and happy faces.

Kiwi Fuzzy Faces Step 3

3. Use a toothpick to create the mouth. A single small hole makes a surprised look. Connecting series of tiny holes together is an easy way to make a smile. "You can excavate as much as you want -- and even build green kiwi teeth by creating a deep hole and leaving a ridge of kiwi fruit along the top," Freymann says.

4. When you're done, take a snapshot if you like, but then peel and eat the kiwis. "That's very important," Freymann says. "These faces don't stay fresh for long - and kiwis are delicious."