What grandchild doesn’t LOVE to eat at grandma’s house? A grilled cheese sandwich and chicken soup with homemade noodles have never let me down when it comes to feeding children. But it’s time for me to step up my cooking game with my grandkids and try some simple food art for kids.
Food art is exactly that … food that has been turned into fun art … and when your food also entertains, it is bound to taste better (and maybe help those munchkins eat more vegetables!). Who said you should never play with your food?
Want to join me and give it a try? But the most important thing is …
Don’t make this food art FOR your grandchildren … make it WITH them!
So, look through some of the scrumptious ideas below and get your inner Jamie Oliver/Picasso inspired!
1. Celery snails and caterpillars
Never have bugs looked so edible!
Click HERE to see how to create them! From womansday.com
2. Silly face sandwiches
My own children LOVED when we made face sandwiches (and often ate things on their sandwiches that they normally would have balked at).
Click HERE to see how to create them. From thedecoratedcookie.com
3. Owl art
What an adorable way to eat your toast in the morning!! Just spread some peanut butter, Nutella or jam as the base and have fun creating these sweet birds with cereal, fruit and whatever else captures your fancy.
Great idea from www.eatzybitzy.com
4. Caterpillar food art
What a clever way to get your little grandkids to eat some healthy creepy-crawlies!
Click HERE to see how to create them. From littlefoodjunction.com
5. Boat art
This nautical yumminess is simple to create with some bread and cheese cut into shapes for the boat, cucumber portholes, a celery mast, red pepper seagulls and some blueberry waves.
Great idea from popsugar.com
6. Fruity penguin food art
Make these chocolate-covered penguins together by dipping the ends in melted chocolate and then letting the grandchildren decorate their waddling friends with Smarties cut in half and white chocolate circles.
Great idea from popsugar.com
7. Bunny pancakes
Cook these simple shapes with your pancake batter, add some whipped cream and coconut for the tail, and finish off with some banana slices and chocolate chips for the feet and … voila, you have an adorable breakfast.
Great idea from onelittleproject.com
8. Pretty as a peacock
This fun fowl can be created with grapes, blueberries, half a pear and some cut carrot.
Great idea from canadianfamily.ca
9. Jellyfish sandwich
He’s wiggly and delicious!
Click HERE to see how to create him. From canadianfamily.ca
10. Oatmeal owl
Who wouldn’t want to eat this adorable owl when they wake up on a sleepover at grandma’s house! All you need is a bowl of oatmeal, almond slices, a strawberry, banana slices, and 2 raisons!
Great idea from forkandbeans.com
Have a wonderful and tasty time creating some of this simple food art with your grandkids … you could become the tastiest grandma in the neighborhood!!