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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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19 Comments

  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt

    I’ll have to try this!

    December 18, 2016 at 3:16 am
    • Reply April Kus

      thank you Jasmine…go for it!

      December 31, 2016 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Stacy- Taylor411

    Oh wow I love this idea. This would be great to make for Christmas parties. You guys did a really good job.

    December 18, 2016 at 4:48 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much Stacy!

      December 31, 2016 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Afra - Through Mama's Eyes

    This has to be the coolest ever! I have only ever had something similar from Edible Arrangements but it looks NOTHING like this 😀 Wow I am definitely going to try it when I have a gathering, i love making fruit salads but this looks like so much fun!

    December 18, 2016 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Awww that is so sweet! Thank you so much….You truly brighten up my day! Enjoy making it…if you got questions just let me know.

      December 31, 2016 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Megan

    This came out so cute! Perfect idea for an upcoming party I’m going to.

    December 19, 2016 at 12:52 am
    • Reply April Kus

      This will absolutely be eye catching and great conversation piece for the party. I hope my instruction is helpful enough.

      December 31, 2016 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Amanda

    This is a great idea and so cute!

    December 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Amanda!

      December 31, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply Grace Liang

    It seems so easy to make but it turned out so beautiful! Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog and don’t forget to stop by to link up with us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! See you around!

    Grace

    http://colorandgrace.com

    December 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Your welcome Grace ! Of course I will, I love joining party link ups! I’m glad you have yours too!

      December 31, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Reply brittany

    This is so adorable and easy! I cant wait to try this out.

    December 20, 2016 at 9:27 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      It is every easy, kind of tricky with some fruits like the raspberries coz some of them are soft. My tip, if there are any vacant spaces and you can’t stick a toothpick, just insert in between two adjacent fruits and it should hold. Have fun girl!

      December 31, 2016 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Tiffany | shortsweetmom

    This is such a fun idea and makes for a gorgeous center piece! I love that it something you could do with your kiddos.

    December 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Yes, you can totally do it with the kids.

      December 31, 2016 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Kim Amy

    I love this idea and so want to pin it to my boards. but there’s no PINTEREST button. Please add so I can save for later!

    January 8, 2017 at 4:38 am
  • Reply Kim Amy

    Nevermind, found it. I guess I was looking at the colored share buttons and I didn’t see the black/white share buttons. Totally pinned!

    January 8, 2017 at 4:40 am
    • Reply April Kus

      Hi dear, sorry for the late reply. I’m glad you found it and thank you for notifying me. Enjoy making the tower, if you got any questions, let me know!

      January 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm

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