You will have so much fun making these animals out of fruit for your kids! Each animal is just a little different with a few healthy ingredients as well as the odd treat thrown in 😉
Here’s a bunny made of half a pear, carrot strip ears, clove eyes, a raisin nose, and marshmallow tail! I remember making this bunny for my kids when they were really little. They loved it. The ears are a bit tricky if you are using a fresh pear. Make a slit with a knife where you want the ear to fit in, and then slide your carrot ear into the slit.
This spider is the cutest! Once I got thinking about the bunny, I couldn’t stop there. I used a canned apricot for this one, although a half peach would be perfect. I could not find peach halves where I am. Again, cloves made the perfect eyes, and I broke pretzels in half to make the eight legs. If I had used a peach, I think I would have used whole pretzels. To get the pretzels to poke into the fruit, it works best to push and twist at the same time.
Last but not least today, I have a sweet little seal on an iceberg. Made from banana, I tried to choose one that was curved quite a bit to mimic a seal’s body. To construct the iceberg, I cut marshmallows in half so they’d stick well to the plate. Also, I stacked some marshmallows up to raise the seal’s head. Carrots make a great flipper. Cut the flippers carefully out of a carrot by peeling with a knife. “Sharpen” the ends so they will slide into the sides of your seal. Cloves were again used for the eyes and nose this time.
So, there you have it, three animals made out of fruit! Here they all are together for a little photo shoot. Haha.
You can watch how I made them on my video below:
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