The humble banana. That yellow semi-circle of squishy goodness. Good for eating, good for putting into smoothies and good for...fashioning into a variety of different animals (we spend a lot of time around bananas here in fruit towers so, naturally, one thing leads to another).
Today, we thought we’d share with you our favourite banana based animal creations so that next time you've got a banana handy (and a bit of extra time) you can transform it into one of the following:
5. Loch Ness Banana Monster
Stick a few bananas in a puddle and you can just about call it Nessie.
(we found this banana monster here http://imgur.com/4gPOe).
4. Swan banana.
May also require a biro and some artistic talent.
(we found Jurgen Steenwelle's graceful banana here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/dad-banana-art-_n_4646988.html)
3. Banana dog.
Not for beginners. Tricky. Not even a real banana.
(we found this photo here http://www.technocrazed.com/adorable-animal-sculptures-made-from-fruits-and-vegetables-photo-galery)
2. The banana dolphin.
This image was sent in to us by Fiona Macintyre on Facebook. The banana dolphins are happily frolicking in a sea of grapes (their natural habitat).
1. The banana penguin.
This idea was sent in to us by @LivvyEpps on twitter, and is probably the simplest design of the lot . Just peel down the sides of the banana to make the wings and, hey presto, you’ve got a waddly banana penguin on your hands.
If you manage to recreate any of the above, or have already earned your banana animal expert credentials and created your own, be sure to let us marvel at them on twitter - you can find us @innocentdrinks. Pretty appeeling, we think you'll agree (sorry).