plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as
smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife to cut each string
in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded
end of each half.
the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny
horizontal wedges of cheese.
the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the
strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it's about
half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick
them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.