My latest challenge came from our three-year old, who asked me if I could make a guitar. (I have to say, I love that she knows about guitars, pianos, etc. Thanks to a great music class she takes at her preschool, I’m sure!)
Here are the ingredients for our guitar. I will be honest and tell you that I did ‘cheat’ and looked up a picture online, because I didn’t trust my non-guitar playing memory. I did take a guitar class in college, but I was horrible. And I’m most certainly NOT saying how long ago that was!
After peeling and slicing some cucumber into disks, I took two and cut off one of the round edges of each, so I could line them up and form the smaller, top part of the guitar.
Can you tell how I lined up those two cucumber slices at the top? It still gives the round effect but it’s smaller than if I had them next to each other whole. The bottom part is three slices.
I used green pepper to make the neck of the guitar. That is called the neck, right? Like I said, it’s been a while. Not saying how long though…and if you do know, don’t you dare tell! ;)
I used a cantaloupe to make the hole that is behind the neck. It probably should have been a darker color, but I didn’t have anything that was both big enough and dark. So I took some artistic license.
And here’s the ‘cantaloupe hole’. I am so technical. Oh, I just looked it up and it’s called a sound hole. I was actually kinda close!
And to create the pick guard, I took a grape tomato half and carved out a little round piece from it. And yes, I had to look up ‘pick guard’. Learn something new every day, that’s what I always say!
I used another slice of green pepper for the bridge. I know, I’m just showing off now, aren’t I?
Yeah, the strings were the hardest part. I used some matchstick carrots, but those darn things are wavier than you’d think. I could only fit two on the neck, and even then, they wouldn’t stay on very well.
I added blueberry halves for the tuning keys. They were my favorite part!
And there we have it, the guitar. I finally got a couple of matchstick carrots to line up decently, at least long enough to get a picture of it! As if it really mattered to the little girl…speaking of…
The Verdict: It was a Number 1 hit! Our three-year old, who requested it, exclaimed, ‘It’s a guitar!’ (whew!) and gobbled away. Leaving…you guessed it…the green pepper. Do I look worried? Naaaa. Happy Salads!