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Creating a Fruit Tower

 

Last weekend, me and the kids made a fun project to share to all of you. We made a healthy and fun looking dessert, that is perfect to share for parties and also as a centerpiece for your dinner table or buffet table. This fruit tower  is so easy to make. Just follow the picture collage I made below and also a detail  step by step instructions.

Originally, I wanted to make a fruit Christmas tree because it calls for the occasion, the Holiday season. But I forgot to make a star beforehand and I already cut up and put up all the pineapples. So, I just called it a Fruit Tower. If you wanted to make it look like a Christmas tree, don’t forget to set a side a big chunky piece of pineapple so you can shape that as a star to put on top of your Fruit Christmas tree.

What fruits I used:  pineapple,raspberries,blueberries,pear,grapes,oranges,strawberries and kiwi

Here are the steps:

  1. Peel off the skin and cut up the sides of the pineapple. Shape it like a concave. Set aside the rest of the pineapple and cut them into chunks. Make sure to set aside a big chunk to shape as a star as a topper, if you are making a Christmas tree fruit tower.
  2.  Peel off the skin of the pear, cut 1/4 of the bottom half. Put a toothpick on top of the pineapple and stick the pear into it.
  3. As soon as they are attached, shaped it into a triangular shape. Mine is totally not perfect, I’m sure you can do way better than mine.
  4. Put toothpicks around the pineapple and pear. Then just skewer the fruits into the toothpicks. This is the fun part, so I let my kids do this part and they enjoyed it. Upon doing the whole process, you will notice some blank spaces. With that, I just attached them in between the fruits without a toothpick. If it holds in together between the fruits, you don’t need to put a toothpick. But that’s all up to you. That’s how I did mine to fill in small blank spaces.

Just have fun and get creative! I really didn’t put much thought into it while decorating, I just went with the flow with the kids. They are the ones who actually did almost everything during the process. I just tweaked it at the end.

Olivia’s dress: Gap Kids / Lucas’s sweater: Gap Kids

We had an early Christmas dinner celebration with my in-laws that day, that’s why my kids are a bit dressed up and this project is perfect for the occasion as well.

The fruit platter

So there it is! You can make it as gorgeous as you want and let your imaginations go wild. I just wanted to share to you how I did mine with the kids. Creating food crafts with my kids during the holidays is my thing. I want them to be a part of it, I want them to remember it as our tradition during the holidays.

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