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How to Make a Fruit Necklace for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
April 20, 2024
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Fruit necklaces are a healthy and fun kids’ snack. Simply string your favorite berries on string and you’ve got edible jewelry!

Updated May 2024

If you ask us, snacks should be fun, yummy, and portable. And if kids 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 us happy.

Kids can string their own fruit necklace snack with fresh fruit “beads,” and then drape them around their necks for a nutritious snack.

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.

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How to Make a Fruit Necklace for Kids



  1. Wash fruit

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

    fruit in bowls

  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).

    thread and needle

  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.

    making fruit necklace

  4. Make your necklace

    Create a pattern for your necklace and continue to string fruit on until you are satisfied with how it looks.

    fruit necklace

    Tie the ends of the elastic cord together to make a necklace.

    Wear and eat!

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Fruit necklaces are a perfect kids’ snack for playdates! 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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