The Pinnakeet

Alyssa's Pinnakeet is a first place winner in our 2013 Foodimal Contest!  

Alyssa, age 9, from Milton, says that a Pinnakeet lives in a forest for the first years of it's life. Then it takes a journey to the dessert where it grows old.  The Pinnakeet is friendly and shy and will only attack if you hurt it's friends and family.  It will not hesitate to help a friend.  A pinnakeet's favourite foods are banana, mango and leaves.  It likes to drink dew drops!

How to make a pinnakeet

You will need:

  • Toothpicks
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 plum 
  • 7 raspberries
  • 4 green beans


  1. Use toothpicks to assempble all the body parts of the pinnakeet.  
  2. Cut off the pineapple top and fasten with toothpicks to the back of the pineapple to make a tail.
  3. Place the grapefruit on top of the pineapple to make a head.
  4. To make the face, use raspberries for the eyes and nose. Cut one quarter of the plum to make a mouth.
  5. Fasten the four green beans to the plum for whiskers and attach raspberries to the end of each one.
  6. Cut the peach in half and use for ears.
  7. Cut the remaining plum into two quarters and one half.  Use the half for a belly patch and the quarters for arms.
  8. Cut an orange into quarters and use for the legs.

Last Update – May 16, 2018

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