How to Make Edible Utensils

Overview

Making edible utensils is a fun way to create a completely edible meal and encourage your children to eat their vegetables. The variety of the edible utensils you can make is only limited to your imagination and skill with a paring knife. With edible arrangements, bread bowls and edible straws already on the market and spoons made of bread, oatmeal and broth coming to the market soon, your simply created edible utensils will make your friends and family think you're the most eco-friendly hostess they have ever met.

Step 1

Wash and prepare your vegetables. Wash, peel and cut off the ends of the carrots. Tear your celery hearts from the bunch and wash them.

Step 2

Create a celery fork as your first edible utensil. Celery is a fibrous vegetable that can be cut into an edible fork with the correct shaping and three distinct tines in four cuts. Shape the fork handle by cutting along the left and right side from the bottom of the stalk and create a slight narrowing but leave approximately 2 1/2 inches full width for the tines. Create the tines by making two U-shaped cuts approximately two inches in depth.

Step 3

Create a carrot spoon as your second edible utensil. Carrots are a dense root vegetable that can be sculpted into edible spoons very easily. Shape the wide end of the carrot into the spoon bowl by taking small scrapings until your reach the desired depth. Start to shape the handle by cutting the back first up to but not past the beginning of the spoon bowl back. Then shape the front and sides to create the desired handle shape.

Tips and Warnings

  • Edible utensils don't work well with entrees that are served hot.

Things You'll Need

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Paring knife

References

  • Think Change India: Edible Spoons Flavored With Broth
  • Cleveland Ohio Business News: Edible Spoons Created from Oatmeal
  • World Intellectual Property Organization: Edible Utensils
Keywords: edible utensils, carrot spoons, celery forks

About this Author

Based in Covington, Tenn., Cheryl Torrie has been writing how-to articles since 2008. Her articles appear on eHow. Torrie received a certificate in travel and tourism from South Eastern Academy and is enrolled in a computer information systems program at Tennessee Technology Center at Covington.

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