Christmas is just round the corner! How about setting up some unconventional Christmas trees with the kids and eating them too? Here are three edible Christmas tree craft ideas for a fun and fruitful time together:
Watermelon Christmas Tree
- Slice the watermelon into the usual triangular wedges.
- Cut away part of the rind at the bottom and leave a stump in the middle.
- To make them stand, cut off part of the stump to make the base straight.
- Voila, you have sweet little red trees enough to plant an enchanting forest.
- Decorate with green grapes at the bottom to give the grassy effect and slice some starfruit for a starry, starry night.
Kiwi & Starfruit Tree
- Remove the skin of the green kiwi fruit.
- Slice and arrange them as ‘leaves’ into a tree on a plate.
- Place some sliced starfruits. Don’t forget the star at the top of the tree.
- Add on raspberries, blueberries or small grapes as ‘decorations’.
Fruitful Christmas Tree
- Pluck some grapes, chop up some honeydew or green apples into squares and set aside some strawberries. You can also use other fruits to make it bright and colourful.
- The base of the internal core structure is an apple. Slice off the top and bottom of the apple so it sits firmly on a plate.
- Place a carrot on top of the apple and secure it with toothpicks.
- Poke some toothpicks at intervals throughout the internal core, i.e. the carrot and the apple.
- Attach the other fruits onto the toothpicks from the bottom up.
- Garnish the bottom with some parsley.
- Shape a honeydew into a star and place it at the top and you’ll get a 3D fruity Christmas tree that’s not only crunchy but looks great as a centrepiece!
Have ‘berry’ fun and fruitful Christmas tree making time!
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