If you’re the parent of a picky eater, you’ll need to quickly learn the benefits of fun food for kids. Making food appeal to kids also helps introduce new ingredients and flavors without the little one having a fear of the unknown. With a little time (and probably quite some patience) you can make fun food for kids they won’t be able to resist. Meal times will become a storyboard.
1. Apple Owl
Sometimes, making fun food for kids is just a matter of food art.
2. Berry Butterflies
Butterfly shapes are so easy to make.
3. Watermelon Christmas Trees
Somehow, as pretty as they look, I don't associate watermelon with Christmas.
4. Tortilla Snowflakes
I know - Christmas again but these are so darling. All you do is cut tortillas into a snowflake shape and bake. Then allow to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
5. School Book Sandwiches
I think these are fabulous but you need to be some kind of domestic goddess to have time to make these for your kid's lunch.
6. Lobster Croissant
You could make this from either sweet (marshmallows and strawberries) or savory (mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes).
7. Apple Cars
Give your little monster the drive to eat his fruit ^_^
8. Flower Sandwiches
What little girl wouldn't be delighted o find these in her lunch box?
9. Lion King Pasta
Enlist Disney's help in getting your little on to eat their pasta.
10. Pizza Faces
Use your imagination and lots of different ingredients to make faces.
11. Rice Krispies Treats Paint Brush
Appeal to your young budding artist (he won't be able to write on the walls with this paintbrush!)
12. A Christmas Tree of Vegetables
Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean little ones can get away with not eating their veggies.
13. Stuffed Zucchini Sailing Boats
Sail to success at meal times!
14. Skeleton Food
Via Oct./Nov. ideas
Why wait for Halloween? This little guy needs feeding up!
15. Sandwich Sticks
Got a little one who won't eat a sandwich? Try this!
16. Turkey Sandwiches
Perfect for Thanksgiving, or just the midweek turkey sandwich.
17. Lightning Strikes
Weather the storm with a kiddie who won't eat her vegetables. I could totally demolish a cauliflower cloud.
18. Food Snails
Is this what they call slow food?
19. Playful Seal
I personally would use a cherry tomato to balance on his nose.
20. Goldfish Crackers
Give rice cakes a makeover to make them palatable to little mouths.
21. Ham, Cheese and Pickle Sushi
Now kiddoes can have sushi like mom and dad.
22. Mushroom Village Caprese Salad
Via Mushroom Village
A Caprese salad doesn't sound much like fun food for kids but make it into shapes and it's a different matter.
23. Mice Potatoes
Even baked potatoes can get a fun makeover.
24. Pepper Turkey
Fill the body with a yummy healthy dip.
25. Apple Sandwiches
Forget the bread. Stick yummy fillings between slices of sweet, juicy apple.
26. Teddy Bear Toast
What child wouldn't love this from breakfast ... or lunch... or supper?
27. Baby Bel Cheese and Sesame Seeds
Is it me, or do some of those look like The Beatles with their mop cuts? Get a sharp knife and hone your cutting skills for this one.
28. Octopus Hot Dog
These really are too cute to be eaten.
29. Sushi Penguin
I would never, ever have thought you could make a penguin out of sushi ingredients.
30. Squid Dogs
Via Gwaltney Foods
Yes those tentacles really are coming out of the squid's body. You have to gently thread uncooked spaghetti through the sausage and then cook until the noodles are soft.
31. Fish Egg
Fish egg or egg fish? Whatever, it makes a boring old fried egg far more interesting.
With a little imagination you can make all sorts of fun food for kids. Everyday foods become a work of art. Do you have to dress up food for your little one?