Crafts for Kids healthy fruit and cheese dinosaurs (5 of 5)

Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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How-to: Healthy Fruit and Cheese Dinosaurs

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healthy fruit and cheese dinosaurs (5 of 5)

Want to throw a party for a kid and NOT serve a bunch of crap to eat?

That was my challenge for my kiddo’s recent dinosaur-themed seventh birthday party. No potato chip “dinosaur scales,” no jelly bean “dinosaur eggs,” no dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets or snack crackers or grocery store cookies.

It may take a little imagination to see the dinosaur in these healthy fruit and cheese dinosaurs, but kids have a ton of imagination. They also have a love of fun food, and, yep, a love of wholesome apples, grapes, and cheese.

Because of the toothpicks, these dinos aren’t for a toddler’s party, but this herd of healthy, edible dinosaurs looked pretty cute on the snacks table at my kiddo’s birthday party, and they were a big hit with her and her friends, ages ranging from five to eight. Here’s how to make them:

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



  • Tina

    Those are super cute!

    Could you make a veggie tray into the shape of a dragon? Purple cabbage leaves would make pretty cool wings.

  • Judi

    I make a potato & spinach soup I call “dragon scale soup” the sliced potatoes look a little like scales and the soup is bright green from the spinach. Here’s a link to the recipe:
    http://www.food.com/recipe/dragonscale-soup-aka-green-soup-154115 One friend made if for her daughters, who didn’t want to eat anything from a dragon! My thought was that is was like the dragon shed his skin . . . .

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