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How to Make A Kiwi Christmas Tree
In this article you will find an easy and adorable (and edible) Kiwi Christmas Tree craft snack to make and eat with your kids during the holidays!
Kids Holiday parties are full of sweet treats, cookies, and desserts….and sometimes a veggie tray with dip.
It’s not easy for kids to eat healthy at holiday parties, and it’s not their fault!
Sure, Christmas and other holidays are meant to be celebrated, and we as humans tend to celebrate with feasts. It’s ingrained in our society, our genetics. It’s just natural for us to do so.
However, our kids (and us) can still enjoy healthy food during holiday time without feeling like we’re being deprived!
Healthy holiday snacks do exist, and they can be just as stinkin’ cute as the ones loaded with fat and sugar!
Such as by making kiwi Christmas trees!
The healthy Holiday snack below is perfect for Christmas parties; make it ahead of time, bring more than one by layering them on parchment paper and keeping cold, or turn it into a fun activity for all the kids!
The recipe below is enough for 1 Tree, so keep that in mind when buying the ingredients, you’ll need to multiply the ingredients by the number of kids you’re trying to feed. Of course smaller kids, such as 2 and 3 year olds, might be able to split a tree.
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How to Make This Kiwi Christmas Tree- a healthy Holiday Snack!
This recipe doesn’t have to be picture perfect!!
So get that notion out of your head now and enjoy making a healthy adorable snack for your kids for the holidays.
Or better yet, have your kids make it. Depending on your child’s age and experience in the kitchen,;they may be able to make this recipe entirely by themselves!
The simple steps to get this created are:
- skin the kiwis
- slice the kiwis
- place them in a triangle sort of overlapping
- add berries as ornaments and a tree trunk
- make a star out of a slice of a banana and place it at the top
SEE, super simple!
Tips For Having Kids Make This Holiday Treat Themselves
I love it when my kids can make their own food, especially snacks.
And no, it’s not because I’m a lazy parent!
It’s because I like seeing that they can make healthy food for themselves, that way I know that they can continue doing so when they eventually become adults and move out of my home.
Plus, baking, cooking, and making food in general can bring out the creativity in kids and they can have so much fun doing it! (While learning what foods promote health and which don’t! This is a health promoting snack, yay!!)
Now for some tips:
If your child has never skinned a fruit or veggie before, make sure you teach them how. We don’t want any skinned knuckles or blood on the snack. This is a skill I had my oldest child wait til she was at least 5 to start learning. My kids started helping in the kitchen by 18 months.
If your child can skin the kiwis, well that’s the hardest skill they need to know for this holiday craft snack! Well, if you have a small star cookie cutter for the star on top of the tree.
For children who aren’t able to skin the kiwis, the next most difficult skill would be cutting the kiwi.
Luckily kiwis are rather soft and are usually easy to slice.
Having your child use a knife to cut up anything can be scary, I get that!
But, they’ll have to learn sometime, and learning with a butter knife on soft fruit is going to be the easiest. Whether or not you decide to let them slice the kiwis themselves is up to you and your confidence in your child.
(My second daughter started cutting up fruit by 2 and a half years old, but that’s just her. Don’t feel pressured to teach or have your child start cutting up fruit if neither of you are ready for that. You don’t want to have any accidents that could’ve been avoided.)
Honestly, the easiest (and safest) way to make this snack and have it be the most fun for young kids would be to prepare all of the fruit and then give it to them to make the Christmas scene!
Just have fun and let them have fun, as well.
If you do give it to them and they end up making an entirely different scene, don’t stress it; let their creativity thrive!
Kiwi Christmas Tree
An adorable craft snack for your child to enjoy making and eating this year during the holidays! Make Christmas special this year with more fun, at home, activities!
- 2 kiwis
- 1 handful berries
- 1 banana slice
Skin and slice the kiwis.
Arrange the kiwi slices in a triangle.
Add the berries as ornaments and a tree trunk.
Take the slice of banana, cut it into a star (or use a small star cookie cutter) and place at the top.
*Feel free to sub in any other fruit or veggies. Just use what you have! If that means you have a cucumber tree with cherry tomatoes, so be it. This craft snack is meant to be fun for kids and encourage healthy eat at a time of year everyone tends to obsess over making loads of sweets. Let’s raise our kids to think healthy eating is the ‘norm’, not shoveling fatty, unhealthy food into our mouths!
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