We’ve been cooped up so much with the bitter cold temps of this past winter that with every hint of warmth or sunshine the kids are loving the chance to be outdoors. For those days that aren’t so nice we like to bring spring inside with a fun, cute spring lunch. There are so many adorable food art ideas and they are a great way to make kids more excited to eat their food. They are also just fun food for kids to enjoy! Kids always get a kick out of creative food presentations. They will may even want to try their own hand at these cute food crafts. I came up with these flower-shaped fun foods for kids and they were a big hit. Here is a tutorial for this fun meal for kids and a few bonus ideas too!
Crafty And Cute Fun Meals for Kids
Flower Shaped Fun Spring Lunch For Kids
- lunch meat
- grape tomatoes
- fresh Mandarin oranges
- circle cookie cutter
- sharp knife
How To Make Flower Shaped, Fun Food For Kids
Fun foods for kids are all about unleashing your creativity and crafting something cute out of whatever you want them to eat. So feel free to use this tutorial as inspiration and add your own design flourishes!
Simple Tutorial For A Fun, Creative Spring Lunch For Kids:
Begin by making the flower shaped sandwich. I chose lunch meat and cheese but the sandwich can be made using your child’s favorite things. Once the sandwich is put together, use a circle cookie cutter to cut into a circle shape. Use a sharp knife to cut small wedges out of the circle creating flower petals. Lastly cut a small piece of bread from the center of the sandwich and insert a half grape tomato to create the flower’s center.
Next remove the skin from the cucumber trying to keep the pieces large. Use the sharp knife to cut the skin into strips that resemble stems, blades of grass, and leaves.
Cut the cucumber itself into flat pieces and shape them to look like leaves.
Peal and section the mandarin. Cut the stem off of the strawberry.
Assemble the lunch by placing the flower sandwich and the strawberry towards the top corners of your plate. Fan the mandarin slices around the strawberry to create a second flower.
Arrange the strips of cucumber skin strips and cucumber pieces to create leaves and stems for the flowers. Use additional pieces of cucumber skin to create the grass along the bottom.
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Fruit and Whole Grain Edible Jewelry
As you can see from those food food ideas, it really boils down to taking food and presenting it in creative ways. You may even want to take some ingredients that you want your kids to eat and challenge them to make their own cute food crafts. It is so much fun to see what they can dream up! Share your photos with us on social media @familyfocusblog!
Do you make fun lunches like this for your kids? Do you think your kids would get excited about cute food for kids?
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My toddler loved this cute lunch idea.