Fruit OR Veggie Christmas Trees

The holidays aren’t always known for being a time for healthy eating. But, these fun Christmas trees can be a fun way for you and your family to create a fun and healthy tradition for everyone!

Supplies

  • 1 Styrofoam cone (small or medium size) from your local craft store.
  • Toothpicks
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Assorted fruits – Ex: green and black grapes, strawberries, kiwis, dried cranberries and a honeydew melon
  • OR Assorted Veggies- Ex: Small broccoli florets, cucumber slices, black olives, yellow zucchini slices
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish

Steps

  1. My Styrofoam cone was green in color. If yours is white, you may want to drape in dark greed fabric for aesthetics or keep it white for a more modern, clean feel.
  2. Precut pieces ahead of time for assembly by children
  3. Using the cookie cutters create shapes out of the melon or veggie slices
  4. Attach toothpicks to the Styrofoam cone. Attach one piece to a toothpick. (Think free-form; as the tree starts building you will know more about which combinations are looking better and how densely packed you want your tree to be).
  5. Continue building the tree as dense as you want!
  6. Use cilantro leaves as grass garnish.

Enjoy your new edible tree AND the memories of creating it!