Your child will nave no problem getting their fruit intake when you present them with these easy banana fruit carving creations!
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 food artists turn a common fruit into a work of art with food by making carving techniques know as food art.
These banana food art creations puts a new spin on the popular fruit that we all love to snack on. Imagine the delight of seeing this banana fruit tree art at breakfast?
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.
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Banana fruit carving projects
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:
The kids will love to eat these banana ducks. The skins are cut to make feet and the head has a slit in the end and a small chocolate chip to make them look like ducks.
This easy fruit carving project could not be simpler to do. 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.
A magic marker will form the eyes. So easy and fun!
How fun is this snake! Alternate sliced bananas and strawberries to make a whimsical snake. Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips make the eyes and a single slice of carrot makes the tongue.
Now that is one healthy breakfast that the kids will love to eat!
Banana art carving in the shape of a rose
Food carvers get out your paring knife. This creative takes a bit more skill.
The flesh of a banana is easy to care. This design shows a single rose flower with leaf petals.
You won’t need to convince the kids to eat their fruit with this banana sculpture. Peel back one section of the banana skin and fasten it with a toothpick to make a ship’s mast.
Scoop out a bit of the banana and fill it with some fruit slices and you’ll have a fun ship. Use it as a teaching lesson about Christopher Columbus.
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.
See more of this artist’s use of food in still life scenes at Upsplash.
Banana fruit carving of a devil
This carved 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.
Pinch the top of the banana to form horns and use a knife to carve a devilish expression. Instant spookiness!
Screaming face banana carving
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 fruit carving 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 peel art doodles
This is a great example of banana peel art. It is not just the flesh of the banana that lends itself to food art. The skin is a canvas, too.
This fruit art creation looks as though this artist was bored at snack time. A magic marker turned this fruit into a banana skin art masterpiece!
Have you ever tried your hand at banana food art? Let us know in the comments how your creation turned out.
Pin these banana food carving creations for later
Would you like a reminder of these banana food art projects? Just pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.
Be sure to watch our food art carving video on YouTube, as well.