5 Cute Fruit Ideas For Your Little Ones

Every parent faces the same problem at some point or another: getting your child to eat their fruits and veggies. We've already covered delicious veggie snacks, but here are 5 fun fruit ideas to make sure your little ones not only get their daily serving in, but also have fun doing it! 

1. Grape Worms

You'll need (for 1 worm):

  • seedless grapes
  • slightly melted white chocolate
  • 2 black sugar pearls
  • 1 wooden skewer

Here's how:

Push the grapes onto the skewer, one after another. Add two small blobs of white chocolate on the first grape at one end to serve as eyes. Place one black sugar pearl or mini chocolate chip on each chocolate blob, and your wiggly snack is ready to go!

2. Tangerine Snail

You'll need (for 1 snail):

  • 1 tangerine or clementine
  • 1 toothpick
  • marker

Here's how:

1. Make an incision and around the top and bottom of the tangerine and carve the snail's head and tail into the middle ring of the peel. Remove the top and bottom of the peel, as well as the "shell" between the head and tail.

2. Draw a face on the snail with a marker. You can also add glasses with two honey nut cheerios and a toothpick. Your treat is ready to roll!

3. Apple Owl

You'll need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pretzel stick
  • 2 marshmallows
  • 2 chocolate drops
  • 1 tangerine or clementine

Here's how:

1. Divide an apple into three slices. Put one of the outer slices face down on a plate with the apple skin facing upwards.

2. Cut the other outer slice into a rectangle and put it above the big apple slice to serve as the head. Cut two small triangles from the bits you cut off and place them above the rectangle as ears. Take the middle apple slice, cut out the core, and cut it into thin slices. Spread these out on either side to create fanned wings. Place the pretzel stick underneath to look like a tree branch.

3. Make big eyes with the marshmallows and chocolate drops. Finally, add triangle pieces of tangerine to serve as the beak and talons.

4. Blueberry Corn Pops Bumblebee 

You'll need:

  • ½ yellow plum
  • blueberries
  • corn pops
  • 2 apple slices
  • 2 black sugar pearls
  • 1 crunchy stick
  • 2 honey nut cheerios

Here's how:

1. Place the plum half on a plate and arrange alternating rows of blueberries and corn pops underneath to create the striped body of the bee.

2. Cut the apple slices with a round cookie cutter to create crescent-shaped slices. Place these on either side of the bee's body to create wings. Add the black sugar pearls as eyes and the crunchy stick and honey nut cheerios as the antennae. You can also add a small pointed blueberry piece at the bottom as a stinger. Buzz, buzz, buzz — it's time to eat! 

5. Banana Dog

You'll need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 black sugar pearls
  • 1 chocolate drop or chocolate chip

Here's how:

1. Cut the banana lengthwise into two pieces. Cut a small piece of Part A and set it aside. Cut about a 1 inch portion off Part B and place it over the long banana piece of Part A, like seen in the photo below.

2. Cut the removed piece from Part A in half to create the dog ears. Take the rest of the leftover Part B banana and cut it up to create  a tail and feet. Add black sugar pearls

Thanks to these adorable creations, you'll never have to worry about getting your kids to eat fruit again — now they'll beg you to make more healthy snacks!


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