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Fruit for Kids, 7 Fun & Creative Fruit Ideas for Kids

Updated on January 20, 2018
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Kenna is an enthusiastic cook and former chef who loves discovering ways to prepare food for people with allergies or food sensitivities.


Designing fruit is such a fun and creative way to get kids to eat healthy snacks. I am impressed with all the talented artists who take a simple fruit and create a work of edible art. Some of these work of art is almost too good to eat, but they are just too tasty to turn down.

1 – Amazing Fruit Animals

Tammilee creates realistic animal expressions, and she is nice enough to share her work of art with us. She says she learned how to crave these animals on a cruise. The cruise holds fruit carving demonstrations, and she never misses one and is first in line.

I never thought of going on a cruise to discover the art of carving fruit. I am usually heading to the beaches or taking a hike up a volcano. Take a look at these carvings, because each one is so darn cute. I will never view a piece of fruit the same again. I wonder if kids would find them too cute to eat.

2 - Strawberry Shortcake Snake

Francesco Mugnai has way too much fun creating these silly and adorable animals. The characters he creates make the fruit look charming. My favorite is the strawberry shortcake snake. He looks so yummy. I bet kids will giggle while they eat him.

He doesn't offer a tutorial or step-by-step instructions on how he creates the snake. I guess, he uses green peas for eyes and snaps peas for the tongue. The shortbread can be cut to curve like a snake or he you make pancakes this way. While you are visiting Francesco's site see if you can find the tangerine snail. It is so dang cute but simple to make.


3 - How to Make Banana Decoration

4 - Nutcracker Mice

Grace offers and easy strawberry mice recipe for any party. They somewhat healthy for kids. The chocolate makes it a little questionable. I like how she places cheese around the plate, so the mice look more excited.

You can follow her tutorial by using ingredients that include strawberries, strawberry laces, chocolate chips, pine nuts, chocolate buttons, and cheddar cheese. I am guessing the preparation takes a bit of time, but it is worth it because it is so creative.


5 – Apple Peanut-butter Snail

These guys look so good to eat. Walmart shares this recipe, but I want to thank Hannah for bringing it to my attention. They are not all that healthy, but I am sure they are fun to make and eat.

All you need to make the snails are celery sticks, creamy peanut butter, apple rings cut in half, pretzel sticks broke into thirds and mini semisweet chocolate morsels.


6 – Angry Birds

Elizabeth at Babble offers this healthy snack that kids will not turn down. It might even get them to stop playing the addictive game.

She uses watermelon, pineapple, coconut, black licorice sticks and orange sections. The real talent is being able to cut the angry bird shapes, but that doesn't even look too hard.


7 - Hedgehog of Pear and Grapes

I hope these creative and fun ideas helped get your own creative juices flowing, so you will be carving up something adorable for your kids. Fruit in such a fun way to get kids to eat healthily.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh


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      Kenna McHugh 8 months ago from Northern California

      Spanish Food, I agree. The snake was a bit tricky but tasted much better than the hedgehog. Though, hedgehogs are adorable.

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      Lena Durante 8 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      That strawberry snake is so cute, but it looks tricky to make. The pear and grape hedgehog in the video is adorable and looks easier to pull off!

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      Kenna McHugh 8 months ago from Northern California


      Yes! They are so much fun to make. My kid loves creating them, too. Angry Birds is a favorite, of course.

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      Angel Guzman 8 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Wow I would love to try these on my kids!

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      Kenna McHugh 8 months ago from Northern California


      Yes! They are so much fun to make. My kids love 'em. You don't have to wait until fall. Watermelon, Strawberries, bananas...

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      RTalloni 8 months ago from the short journey

      Love these ideas and I hope to use many of them this coming fall.