My preschooler learnt all about body parts last week. Today she brought home her first assignment. She can't pronounce the word, but is very proud. We are required to make a person out of items already at home - so since she is on first name basis with the refrigerator we thought we'd raid it and see if we could make a food person. Beatrice proudly presents ... Ludwig (her dad). I tried to explain to her that *ahem* Ludwig might be a girl - but she told me I was being silly.
Clearly you can do use all sorts of things to create your own food person; hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, carrots, nuts, raisins.
We stuck to things Beatrice enjoys eating - and even as I post this, Ludwig is no more.