Fruit and Kix Flower Bouquet for Mom
Sure, you can go out and buy mom a fancy fruit bouquet. But wouldn’t mom appreciate a fruit bouquet you and the kids make yourself? It’s surprisingly easy to assemble this healthy and delicious fruit gift for Mother’s Day. It’s perfect for her breakfast tray or even as dessert after her special lunch or dinner.
You will need:
Assorted melons (watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe)
Small heart cutter* (about 2-inches)
Small flower cutter* (about 1 ½-inches)
Bamboo skewers* (make sure to supervise little ones)
*Find cutters online or in the craft store. TIP: Instead of cookie cutters, use the fondant cutters available at the craft store which are smaller than cookie cutters. Find bamboo skewers in the supermarket.
Cut slices of honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon ½ inch thick. Use the flower cookie cutter to cut out flower shapes from the honeydew and cantaloupe. Use the heart cutter to cut out hearts from the watermelon.
Slide the pointed end of a skewer through the center of the melon flower until about ¼-inch comes through. Gently attach a piece of Kix cereal to the end of the skewer. TIP: If you’re worried about mom biting on the sharper end of the stick, the blunter end works just as well. For the hearts, simply slide the blunt end of the skewer into the bottom of the fruit.
To assemble the bouquet, fill the mason jar with Kix cereal. Arrange the bamboo skewers in the jar, pressing the sticks into the cereal to secure.
Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.