50+ Creative Ways to Serve Food to Your Kids!

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If picky eaters had their own kingdom, Bella would definitely be the princess. I’m constantly on a seemingly never-ending quest for food that she’ll eat. Recently, I’ve noticed that if I create a fun little design out of her food, she’s more likely to devour it. I also think I’ve found a new hobby! Check out these 50+ creative ways to serve food to your kids:

kiwi

Credit: Lushome.com

Create a beautiful farm scene on your kid’s plate with kiwi, grapes, apples and oranges.

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Credit: Party Ideas by a Pro

Arrr matey! The little boy in your life would enjoy this pirate scene made from cucumber, bread, ham and pretzels.

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fruit-shaped-flowers

Credit: Parents.com

Fruit shaped like pretty flowers will surely win over your kids.

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minnie-mouse-bento-box

Credit: Susan Yuen

I love Disney, and I love bento boxes. What a perfect combo.

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sheep-fruit-snack

Credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Kids not eating their daily recommended servings of fruit? Try this adorable sheep layout that includes grapes, blueberries and bananas!




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sunflower-snack

Credit: Gourmet Mom on the Go

Use cheese, raisins and green bell peppers to create a pretty sunflower!

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fruity-butterfly-snack

Credit: Kix Cereal

After your kids have played all morning, they need something to snack on. Make these adorable butterfly fruit snacks out of oranges and grapes!

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giraffe-food

Credit: Little Nummies

It’s a jungle out there! Wait…aren’t giraffes in the grasslands? Anyways, this giraffe idea is a creative way to serve a deconstructed sandwich.




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owl-bento-box

Credit: Simply Gourmet

Owl always love bento boxes, especially when they’re put together as nutritious as this one!

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animal-pancakes

Credit: Betty Crocker

Bella loves pancakes. Maybe I should surprise her at breakfast by creating a pancake stack shaped like a puppy’s face?

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owl-food

Credit: Meet the Dubiens

I can’t get enough of food shaped like owls, and look how cute the tree next to him is!

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teddy-bear-toast

Credit: Sassy Dealz

Want a way to creatively serve toast? Smear on some peanut butter and place some bananas and raisins to create this super cute teddy bear!

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cheese-slice-owl

Credit: Hungry Happenings

Did I mention that I love owls? Not only would this be great to serve during snack time, but think about how neat it would be to serve as a cheese platter at a Halloween party?!




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fish-food-art

Credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Have a kiddo that loves oranges? This might be a smart way to fuel their love, while adding on different food for them to try out. Look at those bubbles!

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easter-bento

Credit: Little Food Junction

While this may be more appropriate for Easter, I don’t see any reason why you can’t serve this to your kids (or yourself) anytime throughout the year.

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  teddy-bear-pancakes

Credit: Bento Monsters

What an adorable way to serve pancakes!

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red-queen

Credit: Lily and Co

The red queen may have said “off with her head”, but now your kids can make sure she can’t be evil to anyone else again!

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mini-monster-cheese-balls

Credit: Hungry Happenings

These cheese balls are excellent appetizers for kids and adults alike.

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frog-prince-snack

Credit: Kix Cereal

Create a whimsical fairytale scene!

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goldfish-food-art

Credit: Pulsetta

An artistic way to create an underwater scene.

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flower-fruit-cups

Credit: One Crafty Thing

Celebrate all the good things about spring and summer by relaxing with the kids and enjoying these flower fruit cups!

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pancake-bear

Credit: Little Inspiration

Supposedly this is a bear, but I think it looks more like a fox. My daughter sings “what does the fox say” at least 100 times a day.

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snoopy-sandwich

Credit: Bento Monsters

I don’t think I’ve seen a sandwich look cuter in my entire life. I love Snoopy and Woodstock!




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chocolate-banana-pops

Credit: Domestic Fits

This is one that would be yummy to the tummy for both kids and adults. Chocolate banana pops!

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lion-food-art

Credit: Family Fun Magazine

Roar! This lion food art plate is one that the kids will scarf down!

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campfire-food-art

Credit: Indulgy

Use grapes, pretzels and cheese to create a campire scene!




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banana-butterfly-snack

Credit: Super Healthy Kids

This butterfly banana snack is super easy to make!

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train-food-art

Credit: My Mommy Style

This super fun train fruit art would be terrific to display on the food table at a party! You could even create individual cars and a caboose to go around the edges of the table.

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frog-pancakes

Credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

There are so many different ways to style pancakes into fun little creations!

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mermaid-food-art

Credit: MommaJill on Flickr

If you have a mermaid lover in your family, this might be the perfect food art idea for you.

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  tree-food-art

Credit: Fantastic Fun and Learning

Yet another simple and easy way to spice up your kid’s snack plate.

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bert-ernie-food-art

Credit: How Does She

How adorable is Ernie as an orange and Bert as a banana?!

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cucumber-flowers

Credit: Super Healthy Kids

Do you kids not like cucumbers? Maybe spreading it out in flower shapes would do the trick!

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chocolate-chip-ladybugs

Credit: Very Best Baking

Not that kids have any problem eating regular ol’ cookies, but these ladybug cookies are almost too cute to eat! Keyword: almost.

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school-fish-snack

Credit: Familyfun.go.com

This goldfish and pretzel combo is perfect for preschoolers!

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organic-whole-grain-bus

Credit: Tinkerbean




Super cute! Make a bus out of whole grain bread and cheese!

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happy-food-face

Credit: Meaningful Mama

We can’t forget the classic happy face made out out food!

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waffle-car

Credit: Lifetime Moms

This simple food art is made from half a waffle and strawberries. Aww!

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watermelon-lighthouse

Credit: The Art of Nutrition

This watermelon lighthouse will make sure that your kid’s health is safe and sound!

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apple-turtles

Credit: Garnish Food

Carve out your kid’s apples to make them look like little turtles!

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cinnamon-roll-snail

Credit: Cute Food for Kids

Nothing says delicious like snails! Wel…cinnamon roll snails, that is.

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boat-food-art

Credit: The Art of Nutrition

Sail away to good nutrition with these apple, orange and blueberry boats!

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palette-sandwich

Credit: Craft Gossip

Turn boring sandwiches into works of art!

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plane-food-art

Credit: The Art of Nutrition

How create is this propeller plane food art?

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giraffe-food-art

Credit: neoweltschmerz

We’re wild in love this giraffe food art creation!

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food-art11

Credit: Fun Meals

Create this funky lady with cantaloupe, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi!

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watermelon-butterfly

Credit: Cook.li

This watermelon butterfly is ideal for those scorching hot summer days.

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banana-stable

Credit: The Banana Police

Wow, I never would have thought to make a stable out of bananas and a horse out of cantaloupe!

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fishing-bear

Credit: Bento Days

Aww, this cute little bear is fishing for…goldfish!

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fruity-birdhouse

Credit: Tiny Me

I also would have never thought to make a bird house out of yummy fruit! Too cool!

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