Space men made of bread. Great for children.

1 pkg. active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 eggs
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. nutmeg
3 1/2 cups flour
1 egg, beaten
12 buns
In large mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add 2 eggs, the shortening, sugar, salt, nutmeg and 1 3/4 cups of the flour.
Beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl frequently.
Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough smooth.
Scrape batter from side of bowl.
Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes.
Stir down dough by beating about 25 strokes.
Turn dough onto lightly floured board and divide into 12 equal parts; divide each part in half again.
Shape 12 parts into plump ovals about 4" long for bodies.
With slightly more than half of each of the remaining parts, shape 12 balls for heads.
With the remaining parts shape twelve 4" ropes; cut each rope in half for arms.
Place figures about 3" apart on greased baking sheet.
Press currants firmly inot heads for eyes and mouths.
Let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 350F.
Brush rolls lightly with beaten egg.
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Insert wooden picks in heads for antennae.