Animal-Shaped Fruit Snacks Ideas

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Jazz up snack time by turning healthy fruit snacks into adorable animal faces. No special knife skills or kitchen gadgets required. Simple for mom and dad, and so much fun for kids!

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Orange
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Tip: If you're prepping these snacks ahead of time, squeeze lemon juice over them to prevent browning.

Elephant

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Prep: Peel and core the pineapple, and then slice it into discs. Slice the watermelon into triangular wedges. Peel the banana, cut off two 1/4-inch slices from one end. Then slice down the length of the banana to halve it.

Assembly: Set the watermelon wedges down to form the ears and then set the pineapple disc on top to form the head. Place one of the banana halves in the center of the pineapple to form the trunk. Then put two banana slices above the trunk topped with two blueberries to form the eyes.

Bear

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Prep: Peel the honeydew and slice it into discs. Peel the kiwi and also slice it into discs. Peel the banana and cut off one 1/4-inch slice.

Assembly: Place the honeydew down to form the head, and then set two kiwi slices at the top to form the ears. Put the banana slice in the center of the honeydew topped with a blueberry to form the nose. Set two blueberries above the nose to form the eyes.

Lion

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Prep: Peel and core the pineapple, and then slice it into discs. Peel the orange and separate each segment. Cut one of the orange segments into a triangle shape. Peel the banana and cut off one 1/4-inch slice, and then cut the slice in half. Peel the watermelon and cut out four matchstick slices.

Assembly: Set the pineapple disc down to form the head and then place the orange segments around it to form the mane. Put the two banana half-slices at the top of the head to form the ears. Place the triangular orange segment in the center of the pineapple to form the nose and set two blueberries above it to form the eyes. Set two watermelon matchsticks on both sides of the nose to form the whiskers.

Monkey

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Prep: Peel and slice the watermelon into discs. Peel the banana and cut off two 1/4-inch slices. Cut both of the banana slices in half.

Assembly: Set the watermelon down to form the head. Place a banana half-slice (vertically) on both sides of the head to form the ears. Put the other two banana half-slices (horizontally) on the lower half of the head to form the mouth. Place two blueberries above the mouth to form the eyes.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

These snacks are great for parties, lunch boxes, or just everyday fun.

Tip: Make a fruit salad with all the leftover fruit for the adults to enjoy!

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