You can make fantastic animals out of summer fruits and vegetables. Think of an animal, then the fruit or veg that most resembles it (ie fluffy lamb = cauliflower), then start creating.
Or wooden kebab sticks to hold the larger bits together
Paring knife for carving
Lots of different sized and coloured veg and fruit
Our duck had a cabbage body, a pear head, blueberry eyes, a carrot nose and a broccoli quiff.
The dinosaur had an avocado head, carrots for eyes, tail and legs, peppers for the body and triangular cucumber bits as spikes.
Try a hedgehog with green bean spikes, an aubergine armadillo with a baby corn tail, or a spaniel with floppy ears carved from his watermelon head.