Creative Child May 2020 - Page 45

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 - Skewers - Scissors - 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. 44