Make up the bread according to packet instructions. After kneading for the second time, preheat the oven to 200ºC, fan 180ºC, gas 6.
If using the cheese, mix into the dough at this stage. Divide the bread dough into 12 pieces, to suit the size of your child’s hands.
Dust a surface with plenty of flour, and start shaping.
For the crocodile, make a long worm shape and use children’s safe scissors to make the scales on his back.
For the hedgehog, make a ball and point the nose, and use children’s scissors to make deep cuts in his back for the spikes.
For the snail, make a worm shape, roll up, add two raisins for eyes and make two antennae for the front. Stick them on with the beaten egg.
Place on a floured baking sheet. Cover loosely with a clean, damp tea towel. Set aside to rise for 15 minutes or so. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.