Originally posted: June 26, 2019
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It’s officially summer and we’re kicking it off with this cute under the sea Rainbow Fruit Art For Kids!
This adorable fish comes together quickly with all your favorite rainbow fruits. We used apples for the head, fins and tails. For the rainbow body, carve fruits like strawberries, mangos, kiwis and grapes to create a vibrant rainbow!
Make this simple fruit art as a quick, healthy and refreshing summer fruit snack for kids!
This healthy food art would be great to pair up and read along with the popular kids’ book, The Rainbow Fish!
It’s a delicious and healthy snack for kids too when you want a break from the cookies and crackers.
Plus I feel my kids eat way more fruit when it’s cut up for them. The under the sea theme is an added bonus!
How to Make Food Art – Cute Rainbow Fish
We used the help of a heart and round cookie cutter to make the lips and scales round, but you can easily use a paring knife to carve fruit.
Make sure you use fresh and ripe fruit! Another tip to make the colors stand out is to use the outer edges of the strawberries and grapes.
If you have googly eyes on hand that’s great, but you can also use a small blueberry for the eye. The sand is just crushed graham crackers and we used parsley as “kelp” but feel free to use any other herbs you have on hand!
And just like that, with a little easy fruit carving, you have beautiful and healthy rainbow snacks that your kids will love!
Rainbow Fruit Fish Food Art
- Secure candy googly eye on semi-circle apple to complete fish face.
- For the lips: Cut a strawberry slice and push a small heart-shaped cookie cutter through.
- Cut strawberry heart in half and secure in front of the demi-circle apple head, giving the fish lips.
- For the scales: Cut strawberries in slices (aim to use the “outer” portion of the strawberry) and cut into circles using a circular cookie cutter, about 1 inch in diameter.
- Line two rows of strawberry scales.
- Cut mango slices and use the same round cookie cutter. Line two rows of strawberry scales.
- Repeat for kiwi.
- Cut grapes in half and add the two final rows of scales.
- For the fins: Cut two apple slices and trim into smile triangles. Place one on top of the body of the fish and the other, on the bottom.
- For the fish tail: Cut one large apple slice and trim into one large triangle. Trim the bottom end to give it two points.
- Garnish white plate with graham cracker crumbs on the bottom and add parsley.
More Snacks and Food Art Recipes
It doesn’t need to stop here. Creating vibrant, fun food art projects with or for your kids is always a great way to get them eating healthy foods. The little ones may not be able to help with easy fruit carving, but they can help with batter mixing and sticking on googly eyes for other easy food art projects.
And if you’re making the meals yourself to get your kids eating healthy, and with a smile on their faces, these recipes are sure to make everyone happy.
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.