4 Interesting Fruits & Vegetables Craft Ideas For Kids

As a parent, you’re always trying to encourage your kid to eat healthily. But in reality, it is a different story altogether! Your kid refuses to eat any greens or fruits. The never ending fight continues between the two of you!

Most parents find it difficult when it comes to teaching their kids about healthy eating habits. If you too are facing the same parenting issues, maybe it’s time to take a creative approach. Introducing your kids to some fun craft activities using fruits and vegetables can be a great way to make them understand the significance of eating greens every day.

4 Fun Fruits And Vegetables Crafts For Kids:

Kids are always attracted to activities that are fun and interesting. Add to this a colorful dash of paints and creativity, and we are sure you will have a ready volunteer. These fruits and vegetables arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids will help make interesting things as well as educate them about the health benefits of each food ingredient used.

Before you begin, remember that any chopping or dicing should be done only under adult supervision.

1. Mr. Potato Head:

Your kid probably loves Mr. Potato Head from the very popular kids’ movie Toy Story.

What You Need:

  • A potato – raw or boiled with the skin intact
  • A big mushroom boiled
  • Diced carrot
  • Sliced red bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Two black olives
  • Sautéed lettuce or spinach leaves
  • Diced cucumber
  • Toothpicks

How To Make:

  • Depending on whether you want to eat it baked or boiled, use the potato in the chosen form.
  • Help your kid cut the vegetables using a kid safety knife. Alternatively, you can let them break the vegetables, if possible. Using toothpicks help your kid make Mr. Potato Head’s ears with mushrooms.
  • Now help make the eyes by using the black olives.
  • Help make the nose using a diced carrot.
  • Help make the mustache using red bell pepper.
  • Use cucumber to make the mouth.
  • Ask your child to place some lettuce or spinach on the potato to create few hair strands.
  • Add a flower of broccoli to make a hat.

If you have used a boiled potato, the craft is ready to be eaten. Alternatively, you can bake it for your kid.

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2. Stamped Apron Using Brussels Sprouts:

Let your kid fall in love with broccoli by making this cute apron art. This can be used to make a matching apron for both you and your kid.

What You Need:

  • An apron
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Fabric paint
  • Toothpicks

How To Make:

  • Help your kid slice the Brussels sprouts lengthwise.
  • Now help insert a toothpick in the rounded side of the Brussels sprout.
  • Let your kid dab on some fabric paint on the exposed side.
  • Ask your kid to press the color side on the apron.
  • Now dab it again in fabric paint and repeat five times to create the shape of a flower.

The same technique can be used to create other shapes as well.

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3. Mushroom Print Pin Board:

A great way of chronicling your kid’s growing up years is by displaying pictures from different age groups. Letting your kid include interesting vegetable art to it can be super fun.

What You Need:

  • A pin board
  • A large button mushroom
  • Paper towels
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper plate

How To Make:

  • Help your kid slice the large button mushroom in half.
  • Now help dry it by blotting with a paper towel.
  • Ask your kid to pour some acrylic paint in a paper plate.
  • Now ask your kid to press the flat side of the mushroom.
  • Once the color sets in, help your kid press the mushroom on the pin board.
  • Repeat this and help create different shapes and designs.

This can be used to create a border design or a full-on cover design as well.

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4. Apple Bin:

What can be better than to encourage your kid to use some apples for this fun activity? Use the time to share some nutritional facts about this super fruit.

What You Need:

  • Apples
  • Paper towel
  • Paints – choose these depending on the surface where your kid will create the pattern
  • Paper plate
  • A kid storage box

How To Make:

  • Help your kid slice an apple in half.
  • Now help blot it using a paper towel.
  • Ask your kid to pour the paint in a paper plate.
  • Now ask your kid to press the flat side of the apple on to the paint.
  • Once the color sets in, help your kid press the apple on the storage box surface.

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Help your kid to create different patterns.

Aren’t these ideas for fruit and vegetable crafts for kids really fun and easy to create? Ask your kid to explore more and educate your kid about the various health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.

Moms, we would love to if you know some more interesting fruits and vegetables crafts for kids. Please do send them in and write about them in the comments section below.

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