WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Jack-O’-Lantern Fruit Cups

Here’s a quick and easy way to get your kids to eat fruit. I saw this on Facebook, and don’t recall to whom to give the credit. During the Halloween run-up, you might want to create these jack-o’-lantern fruit cups.

prep for jack-o-lantern fruit cup

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Navel oranges (choose big and round ones)
  • Various fruits (and you might add raisins or dried cranberries)
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Grapefruit spoon
Filling jack-o-lantern fruit cup

Instructions for Jack-O’-Lantern Fruit Cups

  • Wash the oranges with fruit wash and dry with a towel.
  • Cut the oranges at about the 3/4 mark, so that you have a substantial part to work with for the fruit cup.
  • Use the grapefruit spoon to scoop out the orange “meat.”
  • Carefully, cut the jack-o’-lantern face out with the knife. Our Jacks appeared happy, since I wanted to give the cups to my toddler grands.
  • Fill with fruit that has been washed and sliced. We used blueberries, strawberries and some pieces of the oranges.
jack-o-lantern fruit cup on plate

Voila! Dessert for the season.

toddler with jack-o-lantern fruit cup

More Halloween Fun!

Beans, Beans, the Miracle Fruit

If you want to spend more time in the kitchen with your kids, and create a fun – but more complicated craft – check out our post on spooky bean art. Jackie Richardson gets us into the Halloween spirit with her spooky Dracula. What a great way to clean out the old bean collection.

Dracula Black Beans

Funky Coffee Filter Bats

Another kitchen craft features coffee filter bats. Again, Jackie gets creative with coffee filters, to make funky bats that you can suspend throughout your home. Not too scary,  and downright cute.

Finished Coffee Filter Bats

Concrete Jack-O-Lanterns

We can’t stop her when she’s on a roll, and Jackie again brought us another craft – this time for concrete jack-o-lanterns. We’d recommend that you take this project outside, and we think you’ll be happy with the everlasting results.

craggily pumpkin concrete

Happy crafting!

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