Friday, May 1, 2015

April Showers Bring May Fruit Flowers

Happy May! The April showers have brought the May flowers, which inspired today's Fruit Flower Necklace.

In the past, the kids and I have made edible necklaces out of grapes and other fresh produce. Although fresh fruits and veggies are great for snacking, these wearable treats can get a bit heavy. Therefore, we've also been known to string some dried fruit, instead.

Hayden recently picked out some dried fruit bars from the store, which gave us the brainstorm to transform them into something more fun, using a small flower cookie cutter, a paper straw and some dental floss.

To start, we cut the straw into pieces to act as spacers on our necklace.

Then, we used the cookie cutter to cut out flowers from the dried fruit bars (you can also use your own homemade fruit leather, as these are a bit sticky).

We were able to cut three flowers per bar, so we ended up with six flowers in total per necklace. Feel free to cut as many as you'd like.

We used a toothpick to poke a hole in the center of each dried fruit flower.

Then, we strung the dried fruit flowers onto some dental floss, alternating with the straw pieces. You can add as many as you wish, depending on how full you want your necklace.

When you're finished, tie the dried fruit flower necklace around your neck. I advise wearing your hair up to keep it out of the way. Enjoy your wearable treat.