Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

I’ve seen some great ideas for fruit necklaces floating around the internet!  This one from The Artful Parent comes to mind.  I thought it would be fun to try this same idea using vegetables.  Bella was game!  So I pulled out what we had in the refrigerator & started chopping…

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

Luckily I had some colorful variety on hand.  I sliced the cucumber then used cookie cutters & Fun Bites food cutters to turn the bell pepper and cabbage into fun shapes.

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

Bella was pretty excited.  She kept sampling the produce as I filled the bowls.

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

Hearts, especially, were a hit!

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

I set up the table with the materials & let her go at it.  We used a plastic lacing needle and natural cooking twine.

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

She was very focused as she stung the colorful veggies.

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

And oh-so-proud of her creation!

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

The result was delightful!

If you want to create your own veggie necklace you will need:

1)      Colorful vegetables!  We used red, yellow & orange bell peppers, English cucumber and purple cabbage.

2)      Cooking twine.

3)      A child’s lacing needle.

4)      Cookie or other food cutters.

You will find that you have plenty of scrap edges left over from cutting the shapes… toss them into a bowl & enjoy a colorful rainbow salad!

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

This was delicious!

Veggie Necklace: Craft a healthy snack!

This was definitely one of Bella’s all-time favorite food art activities.  She ate her entire necklace then pilfered from my salad bowl for more veggies to string a second necklace.

Can’t get your kids to eat bell peppers, cucumbers & cabbage?  Don’t worry, Bella never ate them either… until she watched Copy-Kids.

 

Cai Dixon is a mom and co-creator of Copy-Kids. Copy-Kids makes video content encouraging positive habits in young children by encouraging them to copy other kids. Their debut release is a DVD entitled Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables. In it you’ll find children joyfully eating fruits and vegetables. Kids watching it want to join in. It’s that simple. And it’s effective. Find them at Copy-Kids.

Comments

  1. Momma to 1 says:

    So creative! Love it.

  2. Fantastic, love it, fun, creative, educational…and nutritious…all in one project.

  3. Love this idea! Super cute and love Copy Kids! :)

  4. What a wonderful idea! My kids would love doing this! Jennifer at http://www.mommymdguides.com