Hold the Sugar: Fun Fruit Mosaics To Mix Up Snack Time
What is it about arranging food into fun patterns and shapes that suddenly makes it all the more appetizing to our picky little eaters? While healthy dishes like fruit platters normally go unnoticed at birthday parties or family gatherings, create a fun shape using the same fruit and magically your kiddo can't resist grabbing a handful. We've gathered up several fruit mosaic patterns that are creative, fun, and are sure to be a hit at your next function. Your kids can help with the prep too, so they'll be even more excited to see the finished product. Best of all? You’ll get to see smiling mouthfuls of fruit from the kiddos and a pat on your back from your mom peers for holding the sugar.
- Sketch a drawing of what you want your fruit mosaic to look like. Try to pick out which platter you will be using to lay the fruit onto (flat, white, rectangular platters usually work best).
- After you have sketched the drawing, note which fruits you would like to use and where you would want to place them
- After you have cut up all of the fruits, try to start inward and work your way outward when building your fruit mosaic. Remember, it might not come out exactly as you have planned and that’s okay, just play around with it and see what works. You might want to lay a rough outline of fruits first and then let the kids fill in the holes with the rest of the fruit.
- After you are finished, place your fruit into the fridge until serving.
What are some other awesome fruit mosaic designs you've seen (or maybe made yourself) We wanna know!