Monday, March 7, 2011
Fruit Rainbow with a "Pot of Gold"
St. Patrick's Day is coming up people! We're determined to get some kid-friendly crafting in during the next two weeks. Shamrocks, leprechauns, and rainbows oh my!
We started off our festivities with snack time. While I can't say it's an actual craft per se, it's easy, tons of fun for little ones - and healthy eating at the same time. Who could resist this fruity rainbow with marshmallow clouds and banana slice gold coins?
Just the "craft" project I needed for our manic Monday.
Shop for fruits that represent the 6 colors of the rainbow; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple. We used strawberries, orange slices, cut up fresh pineapple, peeled kiwi, blueberries, and red (purple) grapes. Banana slices made up our pot of gold. We soaked them in lemon juice so they wouldn't turn brown.
You can mix this up with any items you might find at the grocery store. Red apples, green grapes, purple plums, canned mandarin orange slices, orange-ish peach slices. Really, you're only limited by your imagination.