Kids are more prone to eat visually appealing foods. That’s
because taste as a sense is made up of touch, smell, taste and
sight. Constructing foods to mimic shapes and images kids
are familiar with, like a simple flower, will draw their at-
tention – and taste buds – to an otherwise mundane snack.
An artful display of this fruit flower skewer will naturally
tempt kids to eat their daily fruit servings. No buzzing re-
minders needed. Plus it’s a fun craft. Try constructing it
with your child for an afternoon snack and craft all in one.
1. You’ll Need:
- 1 Watermelon
- 1 Cantaloupe
- A Handful of Green Grapes
- 1 Dry Floral Foam
- Flower Cookie Cutter (3 inch shown)
- Small Circle Cookie Cutter (1 inch shown)
2. Slice watermelon and cantaloupes. Adult task: After wash-
ing all fruit, cut watermelon and cantaloupes into 1/2 inch
thick round slices. Set aside grapes. Tip: avoid choosing
overly ripe fruit.
3. Cut Out Watermelon Flowers. Kid Task: Using a metal flow-
er cookie cutter (3 inch flower cookie cutter shown), press
into the watermelon. Next, place either a 1/2 inch or 1 inch
round cookie cutter in center of flower and cut out the cen-
ter. Now you have your watermelon fruit cut out.