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Banana Food Art – Creative uses of Bananas – Food Styling and Carving

Your child will nave no problem getting their fruit intake when you present them with these banana food art creations! 
Banana Food art

I love bananas as much as the next guy.  But my main use of them is in my cereal in the morning to get my daily dose of potassium.  That is not the case with these creative people. 

These banana food creations puts a new spin on the popular fruit and takes it to the category of art.

What is food art?

Food art is the process of preparing and presenting food in creative ways. It is a popular art form in many Asian countries and is enjoyed around the world.

Food has been combined with symbolism, politics and personal statement for centuries.

If you have a hard time getting your child to eat certain foods, get creative with food art and they will be chowing down in seconds!

Many common foods can be used for the process of food art.  Today, we will take a look at how bananas can become an art form.

Banana food art – carving and styling

The soft flesh of bananas is the perfect choice for food carving and the firm yellow skins are a creative persons dream.

Here are a few of my favorite banana food art projects:

Banana dolphins

This fun project could not be easier.  Take a clear glass and fill it with some grapes to resemble water. make a slit on the end of two bananas and add a maraschino cherry. 

Banana dolphins

A magic marker will form the eyes. So easy and fun!

Banana still life art

This creative still life scene uses one overly ripe banana sitting in the midst of other hand painted banana halves. It’s colorful and bright.Colorful banana still life

See more of this artist’s use of food in still life scenes at Upsplash.

Banana devil

This banana devil uses the whole banana for a fiendish look. The skin of the banana is peeled down to form a devil cape and legs.

Banana Devil

Pinch the top of the banana to form horns and use a knife to carve a devilish expression. Instant spookiness!

Screaming banana face

The intricacy of the carving on this banana is amazing. The flesh of bananas is easily sculpted and carved so it’s easty to get great detail.

Banana carving for a face

Photo source:  Wikimedia Commons. (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

Banana ghosts

Imagine the squeals of delight when your child sees these banana ghosts and pumpkin oranges.  Just a few supplies and you can make them in a flash.

Banana ghost and pumpkin orange

Get the banana ghost tutorial here.

Banana doodles

Doodles on a banana skin

Photo credit Wikimedia Commons

It is not just the flesh of the banana that lends itself to food art. The skin is a canvas, too.

It looks as though this artist was bored at snack time. A magic marker and a banana skin combined to make this masterpiece!

Have you ever tried your hand at banana food art? Let us know in the comments how your creation turned out.

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