Fun Apricot Dragonfly

Apricot Dragonfly

A nice simple design for a Friday! Lovely, fresh fruit arranged to make a fun food dragonfly.

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Recipe

– Apricot (other stone fruit, melon or apple would substitute)

– Pear (or apple/melon)

– Blueberries (raisins)

– I used cherries for the eyes and antennae (other contrasting fruit would do and if you have no cherry stalks herbs like rosemary or mint stalks work well or bits of blueberry or raisins arranged like antennae)

Method

1. Cut the cheek from an apricot for the body.

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2. Then a smaller bit of the other cheek for the head.

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3. I added a big slice of cherry for each eye.

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Using the stalks for antennae.

4. I cut the wings from the inner flesh of a pear and then realised they were too far up so moved them back.

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5. Before cutting blueberries to make the tail.

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6. And it’s just that simple.

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Fun Cartoon Insect

Cartoon Insect

I love doing simple cartoony shapes that are very forgiving to the non-artistic!

This was my fun food insect that I was able to whip up very quickly for a play date share.

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Recipe

– Red apple (use pear or other fruit if you wish)

– Green apple

– Plum (or use any other contrasting harder fruit)

Method

1. Cut the large cheek off the side of the red apple for the abdomen.

Cartoon Insect - 1 apple-012

2. Then a smaller bit of the other cheek for the thorax.

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3. I used slices of a green apple for the wings.

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4. And cut more of the red apple for the head.

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5. Then I sliced a bit of plum for the mouth.

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6. And some circles for the eyes.

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7. Then some apple irises and some plum pupils.

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8. Followed by more plum slices for antennae.

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9. And then a little stinger from green apple.

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10. Here is my fun food insect ready to eat.

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