Monster fruit is a cute Halloween food idea that your kids will gobble up! A great healthy(er) option to Halloween candy. Great for kids Halloween parties! Easy enough for kids to get in on the fun. My kids did the ones in this photo.
This is one of three design for Goblin Fruit.
FRUIT MONSTER FACES – Halloween food
- canned pear and peach halves in light syrup or fruit juice (see this post for the difference between canned fruit options)
- pitted prunes (dried plums)
- gummy candy (we used “gummy” Lifesavers and sour fruit strings)
- candied cherries
- tooth picks, broken into pieces
MONSTER FRUIT FACE DIRECTIONS
- Drain the fruit halves and blot dry with paper towels. (This helps the dried fruit and candy stick.)
- Position the fruit on a plate cut side down.
- Decorate the faces using candies and pieces of cut candy and dried fruit. To use the prunes, flatten them first with a rolling pin. Hold the pieces on with toothpicks pieces if needed. (If you use toothpicks, be sure and tell the kids before they eat them.) Make eyes, nose, and a mouth. Add hair! Maybe ears and eyebrows! Have fun!
- Serve immediately.
Kids have fun making these! If your kids have trouble making these on the curved fruit, try this.
- Using a jar lid or something else round, draw a circle about the size of your fruit.
- Place a piece of waxed paper on top of it.
- Tell your child that they are going to do the design step. That is how artists plan! Explain that the finished product never looks like the original design, but it will be close!
- Have your child design a face on the waxed paper.
- Transfer the designed face, piece by piece, to the fruit. As you move the pieces, talk to your kid about where you are putting the pieces on the fruit, and why.
Try dying the pear halves green for green monster faces.
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