Making Fun-Shaped Fruit with Mini Cookie Cutters

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Trying to come up with new dishes and snacks can be exhausting. With three little ones, they are always challenging me with their forever changing likes and dislikes. I have to constantly come up with new recipes, introduce them to new foods, or find creative ways to serve dishes.

Making Fun Shaped Fruits with Mini Cookie Cutters

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Awhile back, I ordered a set of cookie cutters and a few of the cookie cutters were very small. I couldn’t imagine a cookie turning out decently using them. They were cute though so I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a meal somehow. Then, as I was slicing a cantaloupe, that’s when it hit me. I could use the small cookie cutters on the sliced fruit to make fun shapes.

Mini Animal Cookie Cutters on Amazon

Since then, I have actually started buying mini cookie cutters just for that purpose. The latest was a set by Fox Run I ordered on Amazon. I got a set of nine animals for under $6 (since Amazon prices can change frequently, now they are $8). They are approx. 1-2 inches wide and just adorable.

Mini Animal Cookie Cutters

The set included a swan, reindeer, chick, pig, cat, cow, bunny, dog, and an owl. I used them with cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon and made a whole bowl for the boys as a snack one afternoon.

Mini Animal Cookie Cutters for Fruit

My kids are 1, 2, and almost 4. Eating the shaped fruits is always fun for them and can be educational. With the farm animals, they like to name the animals and make the corresponding animal sounds before eating each piece. My oldest even likes to teach my one year old what each animal is.

Mini Cookie Cutters for Fruit

Other mini sets available on Amazon:

Mini Cookie Cutter are Perfect for Fun-Shaped Fruits + List of Different Cookie Cutter Themes

I think I am going to get the Alphabet set next time. It would definitely create some educational snacks and would be fun to do their names with the fruit.

What kind of fun shapes would you want?


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3 comments on Making Fun-Shaped Fruit with Mini Cookie Cutters

  • Ashley S

    Fun!!! My son would love for me to do this for his watermelon :)

  • Tonya

    Oh my goodness, I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE this! I seriously need to try this with my little one. What an awesome idea!!!

  • Mary

    Haha! This is just the best thing ever! So much fun for my kids! I need to get them!

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