how to make fruit snacks

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Kids can be picky, but knowing how to make animal fruit snacks in adorable shapes can help them eat healthily. Using a few basic fruits, we’ve made yummy edible turtles, caterpillars, hedgehogs, and more! They’re so fun to make and even more delicious to eat.

How to Make Animal Fruit Snacks They’ll Actually Eat

The ingredients and materials are simple, and these snacks can all be made quickly and cheaply when you get ingredients delivered from Target! So, follow along below to learn more about how to make cute fruit bugs and animals for your little ones!

Ingredients

how to make fruit snacks

Materials

how to make fruit snacks

The Fruit Hedgehog

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Start by slicing off the side of the pear to make a base for the hedgehog body.
  2. Use your peeler to shave the tip of the pear to make a head.
  3. Cut off the pear stem to form the snout.
  4. Now we will make his quills. Stick a toothpick into a grape and spear it into the pear. Continue with multiple grapes and toothpicks until his body is covered in quills.
  5. Now spear a purple grape onto a toothpick and add it to the nose.
  6. For his eyes, insert two chocolate chips into the face of the hedgehog.

The Fruit Caterpillar

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Spear several purple grapes onto your long skewer.
  2. Then, at the end of one side, add one green grape.
  3. Take two thin threads of your sour candy and insert them into the green grape. These will be his little antennae!
  4. Use your knife to carve two small holes into the face. Insert the chocolate chips and tada! Your bug has eyes!

The Fruit Mice

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Cut out the green stems from a handful of strawberries. After the stems are removed, make a small slice in the side for the base of the body.
  2. Take threads of the sour candy and insert one into the end of the strawberry for the tail.
  3. Make two slits on the top of the strawberry. Then add the almond slices to make the mouse ears.
  4. Finish them off by adding two chocolate chips for the eyes and one chocolate chip for the nose!

The Fruit Turtle

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Take one apple and slice it in half.
  2. Next, take four toothpicks and stick them into the side of the apple to make legs.
  3. Add two more toothpicks โ€“ one for his head and one for his tail.
  4. Spear one whole grape onto the toothpick for his head, and another for his tail.
  5. Cut two grapes in half and spear each half on the leg toothpicks.
  6. Make two small slits in the head grape and add two chocolate chips.

The Fruit Bug

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Cut pieces of celery into various lengths.
  2. Use your knife to cut the bottom side of the celery so it lays flat (save this extra bit!).
  3. Fill the center of the celery with nut butter.
  4. Add grapes to the nut butter.
  5. Using the same slice of celery, make thin slices for the antennae. Insert them into the grapes.
  6. Take an apple and cut it into thin slices. Stick the apple slices into the nut butter to make little bug wings!

The Fruit Snail

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Take another slice of celery and cut the bottom so it lays flat.
  2. Spread nut butter on the inside of the celery.
  3. Cut open a peach so you have a round slice. Add this slice to the nut butter to form the snail shell.
  4. Now add a green grape to the nut butter for the head.
  5. Add two candy thread antennae and chocolate chip eyes.

The Fruit Butterfly

how to make fruit snacks

  1. Take another slice of celery and cut the bottom so it lays flat.
  2. Spread nut butter onto the celery and add a purple grape for the head.
  3. Cut two slices off a strawberry and set them on the nut butter to look like wings.
  4. You can really get creative here! Add sour straw threads for color and celery shreds for antennae!

More Snack Ideas

Itโ€™s hard to know how to make animal fruit snacks that are healthy and appealing to kids. But by introducing these adorable animals, we know your little ones will look forward to snack time each day! For more kid-friendly recipes, why not make fruit sorbet or fruit leather? And for a sweet treat, try this delectable homemade hazelnut spread