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Edible Jewelry – Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack

by Jean Van't Hul
July 11, 2012
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Fruit necklaces are a healthy and fun kids snack. Make your own edible jewelry necklace for a yummy and portable kids snack!

Edible Jewelry – Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack 

If you ask my kids, snacks should be fun, yummy, and portable. And if they can help make them, all the better. 

These fruit necklaces definitely fit the bill as a fun kids snack. Plus they are healthy, which makes me happy.

Maia, Daphne, and Marlise each strung their own fruit necklace snack with fresh fruit “beads” yesterday during a playdate. Then they draped them around their necks and proceeded to eat them right away.

This was a spur-of-the-moment idea inspired by cheerio necklaces, popcorn garlands, and all of the colorful fresh fruit we had in the house.

Edible Jewelry – Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack

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MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - fruit in bowls

1. Wash fruit

To begin, wash a variety of fruit (we used grapes, strawberries, and blueberries).

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - threaded knitting needle

2. Cut cord and thread needle

 Then, cut two-foot lengths of elastic cord and thread each onto a chunky yarn needle (you could also use yarn or embroidery floss and an embroidery needle).

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - threading fruit on necklaces

3. Thread fruit

 Next, set out plates for each child to work on. Start each necklace with one piece of fruit knotted in place to hold all the fruit “beads” on the necklace.

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - threading fruit necklace

4. Create a pattern

Create a pattern for your necklace. Maia and Marlise each made different patterns with their fruit.

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - threading fruit on necklaces

First, Daphne strung a long row of grapes and then added some blueberries at the end.

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - finished fruit necklace

By the way, she called hers a snake and didn’t want me to tie it into a loop.

Fruit Necklaces Make a Fun Kids Snack - finished fruit necklace

Meanwhile, the older girls ate two necklaces each for their snack. Daphne snacked as she worked, then gave her snake to Marlise as a gift.

Fruit necklaces were definitely a fun kids snack for our playdate! I think they could be a unique addition to party or a picnic as well.

What do you think? Any other ideas for fun snacks for kids?

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