Fruit Flower Garden
I wanted to put together a fruit share platter for a diverse group on a playdate. Flowers are fun, simple and quick to put together so I created my summery “garden” to share (in the middle of winter!!).
– Orange – for sun and rays (could substitute any orange/yellow fruit)
– Kiwi for grass (could substitute any green fruit)
– Pear for stalks (apple or melon would work)
– Pear slices for flowers (I used the white flesh) apple or melon would be good too
– Plum – I used the colour to cut the flower centres and the butterfly bodies/antenna
– Mandarin – I used the segments for the butterfly body
1. Cut kiwi segments for grass.
2. Slice the pear lengthways to create stems.
3. Then I used a little cookie cutter to make the flower shapes.
4. I used a dark skinned plum for contrasting colour and cut little squares for the centre of the flowers.
5. Then to give a summery feel a circle cut from an orange.
6. And no sun would be complete without rays.
7. Then we needed some butterflies to complete the picture. I used mandarin segments.
And cut strips from the plum to make bodies and antennae.
8. A great share plate which the kids loved. The leftover fruit from creating I served in small bowls and there were no complaints!!
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