Fun Plum Zebra

Plum Zebra

One of my friends is in Africa at the moment volunteering to help preserve the wildlife. I wanted to create something to remind us how cool some of the unique animals are!

I found some really dark plums and married with some juicy pears I made a fun food zebra. It was not difficult but the stripes did take me a while to put on ….

Food art for kids zebra


– Dark plum

– Pear

– Sunflower seeds for the ground


1. I cut a body from the cheek of the pear.

Plum Zebra - 1 body (1 of 1)

2. Then added a head and neck.

Plum Zebra - 2 head & neck (1 of 1)

3. And some legs.

Plum Zebra - 3 legs (1 of 1)

4. More pear for the ears.

Plum Zebra - 4 ears (1 of 1)

5. Then I cut stripes from the outside of the plum. I found that slicing a succession of pieces and then fitting them onto the body with a little knife worked the best.

Plum Zebra - 5 body stripes (1 of 1)

6. I used a bit more plum for hooves and nose.

Plum Zebra - 6 nose & hooves (1 of 1)

7. Before adding a plum tail.

Plum Zebra - 7 tail (1 of 1)

8. And a mane.

Plum Zebra - 8 mane (1 of 1)

9. Then I cut shorter strips of plum to use for the legs.

Plum Zebra - 9 leg stripes (1 of 1)

10. Using the inside of the plum to create an eye, with a bit of plum skin for the pupil.

Plum Zebra - 10 eye (1 of 1)

11. She needed a little bit of detail in her ears and some sunflower ground.

Plum Zebra - 11 ears & ground (1 of 1)

12. And she’s ready to roam across the savannah.

Plum Zebra Fun food for kids

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