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10 Fun & Creative Fruit Ideas for Kids

Updated on July 20, 2019
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I am an enthusiastic cook and former chef who loves discovering ways to prepare food for all people, including those with food allergies.


Fruit Basket for Kids

Designing fruit is such a fun and creative way to get kids to eat healthy snacks. The talented chefs are artists. They pick from a fruit basket and create a beautiful display of fruit. The work of art is almost too good to eat, but they are just too tasty to turn down. I hope you can make your own.

1. Amazing Fruit Animals

Tammilee creates realistic animal expressions, and she is nice 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 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. The snake slithers yummy looking. 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 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 an easy strawberry mice recipe for any party. They are somewhat healthy for kids. The chocolate is a little questionable. I like the way she arranges the cheese around the plate, so the mice appear more excited.

You can follow her tutorial by using ingredients that include strawberries, strawberry laces, chocolate chips, pine nuts, chocolate buttons, and cheddar cheese. These tasty gems require a good deal of time to prepare. It's worth it because they are so creative to make.


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.

The ingredients you need to make the snails: 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. How to make "Strawberry Men"

8. Strawberry Roses

Ash and Crafts share a delightful way to present strawberries to kids of all ages. Strawberries are sweet and juicy, and when you carve them into roses, they are beautiful.

It takes a nice sharp knife and a bit of patience. In the end, you will hear the oohs and ahhs because of the beautiful strawberry bush you create.


9. Fruit Lollipops

Taste Better From Scratch takes watermelon and blueberries and turns them into star lollipops. For the summer season, you need watermelon, blueberries, bamboo skewers, and a cookie cutter. You can vary the cookie cutter design to fit the festive atmosphere. The star for the Fourth of July is perfect, or circles for after a baseball game party.


10. Fruit Kabobs Sundaes

We have all heard of fruit kabobs, but Say Yes takes it to a whole new level for kids to create and eat for fun. These are called fruit kabob sundaes. Perfect for a warm summer day party.

Ahead of time prep the fruit by cutting them into chunkable pieces for the kabob skewers. You add other favorites like marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate, butterscotch, or caramel syrup. Don't forget the hot dog paper liners. The liners are like plates in case the kids want to put them down, so they can go swim or play.

Fruit Displays for Kids

These creative ideas should get your creative juices flowing, so you start carving up adorable characters for your kids. Fruit is such a fun way to get kids to eat healthily.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh


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    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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!

    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      2 years 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.

    • Angel Guzman profile image

      Angel Guzman 

      2 years ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Wow I would love to try these on my kids!

    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      2 years 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...

    • RTalloni profile image


      2 years ago from the short journey

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


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