Fruit Crafts to Raise Children's Awareness
Fruits are essential in a healthy diet, especially for children. However, on many occasions, they’re reluctant to try them out. That"s why, today, we decided to bring you a series of fruit crafts that we’re sure they’ll love!
On the one hand, they’ll have fun making the crafts themselves. On the other hand, it’s a perfect tool to attract their attention and introduce them to fruits! Their colors and shapes, as well as seeing how you eat them yourself, will make children want to include them in their diet.
Fun fruit crafts ideas
1. Fruit garland
You don’t only have to make garlands for special occasions. However, it’s true that summer is an ideal season for parties and fruits, meaning you have another reason to make this garland!
To have a great time with your family, you can make a fruit garland and place it in your child"s room. You’ll only need:
- Tape or thread to unite the fruits.
- Construction paper to draw them.
This is a good way for children to learn the name of each fruit associated with their image and, also, for older ones to choose their favorites.
2. Plates decorated with fruits
A great way to develop your child’s imagination is to put the different fruits on plastic plates. For this fruit craft, you’ll need:
- A pack of disposable plates.
- Paint of different colors.
For example, to make a watermelon, you’ll need green and pink paint, as well as a black marker to paint the seeds. Paint the entire plate green but leave a pink circle in the center, where you should paint the seeds with the marker. To make a tangerine, you’ll only need orange paint. With cardboard strips, create the segments.
3. Straws, one of the best fruit crafts
Making homemade fruit smoothies during the summer is one of the best options to stay hydrated in a totally healthy way. To encourage your children to drink these types of smoothies and introduce fruits in a different way in their day-to-day, you can make fruit straws.
This fun fruit craft is very simple, as your children make the straws they’re going to drink out of later. For this craft, you’ll need:
- Fruit drawings (you can find them online).
- Glue and scissors.
If you use basic straws, you also have the option of covering them with construction paper according to the color of the fruit. The second step is to choose the drawing of the fruit and, finally, to glue it to the straw. We’re sure your children will want to drink their smoothies with this entertaining fruit craft!
Children love puppets, as they amuse them! They attract their attention a lot and keep them concentrated for a long period of time.
You can accomplish two things with this fruit craft. You’ll be able to make it together and, also, enjoy it together!
To make the puppets, you’ll only need colored construction paper, paint, and scissors. If you want to create much more “human” puppets, you can make two holes in the bottom of the fruit to insert your fingers. This way, your child will believe that the fruits came to life and that they can walk.
5. One of the most refreshing fruit crafts: fans
The colors of fruits remind us of the summer. And summer is synonymous with heat. Thus, you can make some great fans in the form of fruits to mitigate it. For this craft, you’ll need:
- Ice cream sticks.
- Card stock.
- Glue and scissors.
The ice cream sticks will be the base of the fan, the part that you’ll use to create its movement. The second step is very simple. All you have to do is choose the fruit that you like the most and draw it on the cardboard.
Once you finish, all you need to do is glue it to the ice cream stick. This way, you’ll make inexpensive, original, and very striking fans!It might interest you...