The weather seems to be shifting between great spring weather and thinking it is still winter. The warm temps get us so anxious and excited for being outdoors and all things spring. When the weather shifts and it’s cool and gloomy out it is hard to help little ones understand that they can’t always go outside. 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 that can be made for lunch at home or packed into reusable containers for packing cold lunches to send to school. Kids always get a kick out of fun, creative food presentations and they will love these flower shaped foods.
Flower Shaped Spring Lunch Ideas for Kids
- lunch meat
- grape tomatoes
- fresh manderin oranges
- circle cookie cutter
- sharp knife
How To Make Cute Food Crafts
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 from 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.
Do you make fun lunches like this for your kids? Do you think your kids would get excited about cute food for kids?