Sometimes kids just need a little inspiration to try new things. With this collection of ways to make food more fun, you'll encourage your kids to play with their food.
Here's an easy way to dress up an after-school snack.
These edible collages make for a quick, nutritious snack-tivity to fill an afternoon — and an empty stomach.
Worms are delicious — when they're our bookworms made from crispy rice and marshmallows.
For a kid-friendly lunch with a protein punch, try this lighter version of the midday classic.
Kids are sure to fall for these bite-size sweets, made from mini vanilla wafers and chocolate kisses.
These cute cookie pops are sure to put happy faces on your child's classmates at the next school celebration.
Making kiwi faces is a lot like carving pumpkins — with a clever approach (plus a toothpick and some black-eyed peas), you can create an infinite number of moods.
Your kids will get a kick out of helping to shape this summertime treat into a curvy strawberry-and-biscuit snake.
For a no-fuss dinner, bake up a fleet of drive-in hot dogs.
Create a healthy snack from nut butter and apple slices.
Encourage your kids to try a fresh bell pepper by turning it into a crunchy creature from the deep.
This silly-looking snack may appear to be moving at a snail's pace, but it goes together — and disappears — quick as a wink.
Turn a cucumber into a Formula One racer with this creative idea.
Give your child's after-school snack an appealing twist with a homemade hybrid.
Give a banana a deep-sea life of its own by turning it into an octopus.
This mini horn of plenty guarantees that hungry young guests will have something to nibble on. Set one at each place as a meal-starter, or make a bunch to serve as a kid-friendly hors d'oeuvre platter.
These fun mice made of strawberries will have your kids happily nibbling on a healthy snack in no time.
Looking for a fun snack that will tide over the kids until the big feast? These bite-size birds are easy for kids to make and are sure to be gobbled up.
This apple-phibious treat is so charming, your kids may not even notice that it's good for them.
Your child can't help the famously ravenous caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but she can help him metamorphose into a pizza! Shaping and topping dough are perfect jobs for a (supervised) young chef.
The "pine tree" in this festive holiday centerpiece is a pineapple laden with colorful fruit-kabob branches.
How do you turn a sandwich into a fun snack? Make it a stick-wich!
Turn a handful of bing cherries into a healthy treat that's as cute as a bug.
Ears a sweet fall treat that's great for a classroom or scout meeting — marshmallow cobs filled with colorful fruit kernels.
These noteworthy pencil-shaped snacks are sure to earn high marks as a treat after school or at the next classroom gathering.
Brrr-ing an open-faced bagel to life with veggie earmuffs and a colorful smile.
Eat Your Worms!
Tuna Fish Sandwich
Nutty for Acorns
Candy Apple Cookie Pops
Kiwi Fuzzy Faces
Strawberry Shortcake Snake
Serve a Meal on Wheels
Cucumber Race Car with Radish Driver
Funky Fruit Snack
The Very Tasty Caterpillar
Pine-Tree Fruit Kabobs
Sandwich on a Stick
The Cherry Hungry Caterpillar
Edible Indian Corn
Chew on Your Pencil
Frosty the Bagel