Edible Art

by Helen Wolt

Gather

1 5-ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
2 cups milk
6 mini graham-cracker piecrusts
blueberries, raspberries, grapes, kiwifruit, banana, strawberries, mandarin oranges


Go

1. Ask a parent to wash and slice fruit into small pieces.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk.
3. Carefully pour some pudding into each piecrust.
4. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
5. Arrange fruit patterns on top of each piecrust.
6. Return mosaics to refrigerator until you are ready to eat!

Edible ArtCrunchy Kaleidoscopes

Gather

small flour tortillas
1 tub garden vegetable-flavored cream cheese
cheese slices
cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, olives, peas
basil


Go

1. Ask a parent to cut chese slices, and wash and slice veggies into small pieces.
2. Spread cream cheese on tortilla.
3. Arrange cheese slices and veggies on top to create a pattern.
4. Sprinkle with basil and munch it down.

This article first appeared in the August 2007 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2007 by Helen Wolt. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.