Monkeying around is required for making this breakfast. Start with a scrambled egg for the head. Add Canadian bacon for a mouth, half a cherry tomato for a nose, clementines or tangerines for ears and blueberries on thin squares of cheese for eyes. (Deb Lindsey/For the Washington Post)

Did you eat breakfast this morning? Was it fun?

Okay, we realize that breakfast on a school morning can mean grabbing a piece of toast before you dash to the bus stop. That is not fun. Bill and Claire Wurtzel would argue that it doesn’t have to be that way. They have created a book with dozens of ideas that will make you want to take a bit more time for breakfast.

The Wurtzels’ book, “Funny Food,” shows how you can turn eggs, pancakes and even oatmeal into edible art. There are few instructions, just a lot of pictures featuring ingredients you probably have at home. You could even use these ideas to make Sunday brunch for Mom and Dad.

In honor of National Breakfast Month, we have created a few “Funny Food” examples to get you going. You may need a parent’s help with cutting fruit or scrambling an egg, but you will be surprised at how quickly you can put together a fun, delicious and healthful meal to start the day.

For more ideas, check out this story on breakfast from The Washington Post’s
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