Bon Appétit! 23 Incredible Food Art Ideas For Kids

May 17 2014 - 7:11am

Believe it or not, we're all about playing with food [1] if that means getting kids excited about their meals. And this time around, we're rounding up Instagram snaps that showcase incredibly creative kid-friendly food art. They're so impressive, you've got to see 'em to believe 'em, but the best part is most are easy to re-create with what's in your kitchen. Click on, and let the food fun begin!

Malaysia-based mom Samantha Lee is known for making creative food art for her kids, and this Little Red Riding Hood rendition is proof of her talents.

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [2]

Inspired by the Three Little Pigs, jelly beans tell the fun story of how the third pig really escaped.

Source: Instagram user redhongyi [3]

Pancake Pac-Man with dried blueberry eyes is such a fun way to start the day.

Source: Instagram user idafrosk [4]

It's a cat, it's a princess — it's fruit-topped cinnamon oatmeal!

Source: Instagram user barebarnematen [5]

What a scrumptious-looking Queen of Hearts! Any guesses on what she's made out of?

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [6]

There are so many details to love about this creative bunny breakfast, including a sweet barrette made from strawberries.

Source: Instagram user pomverte [7]

Who says sandwiches have to be boring? Cucumbers, pickles, toast, and cheese make for one cool food dude.

Source: Instagram user dear_xtina [8]

Some chocolate dip goes a long way in creating an adventurous bunny.

Source: Instagram user miss_etc [9]

Even someone as evil and Ursula the sea witch manages to look cute with the help of some incredible food art.

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [10]

What a hoot! Nutella, kiwi, Cheerios, and more come together for a super savory treat.

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [11]

Sail away with the help of bread, mango slices, and lemon!

Source: Instagram user civediamoallesette [12]

What do you get when bologna meets marshmallows meets cheese and crackers? Why, an Angry Birds after-school snack, of course.

Source: Instagram user mrs_aitken [13]

'Yabba dabba doo!' is just another way to say "wow" when you think of all the work it took to create Fred Flintstone.

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [14]

Cookies with faces and hair made from chocolate — where can we get a batch of these?

Source: Instagram user monchouchou [15]

Palm trees made from fruit remind us of the carefree days of Summer.

Source: Instagram user bambini_pucillo [16]

Cutting up strawberries is such a simple way to switch up the morning routine and make a fun waffle breakfast.

Source: Instagram user frmheadtotoe [17]

Even without the city skyline in the background, this Catwoman creation is more memorable than most adult food.

Source: Instagram user leesamantha [18]

Owl you need are a few food staples to re-create this friend.

Source: Instagram user johnloveskylie [19]

Sail Away With Me

The wonderfully creative Ida Frosk thought of every last detail with this sailboat mural — check out the red pepper seagulls!

Source: Instagram user idafrosk [20]

Lady Bug Bento Box

Imagine their delight when they discover that their lunch bag has a ladybug's garden of rice and veggies inside!

Source: Flickr User gamene [21]

My, What Big Teeth You Have!

A fabulously detailed Little Red Riding Hood-inspired Big Bad Wolf!

Source: Instagram user idafrosk [22]

Frog Legs For Breakfast?

He just may be a Prince Charming in disguise . . . this little froggy comes complete with a crown!

Source: Instagram user idafrosk [23]


Pay homage to the beloved Dr. Seuss with a Cat in the Hat tortilla and a side of green eggs and ham!

Source: Meet the Dubiens [24]

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