You don’t have to make your children’s food into unique art pieces, funny faces and favorite themes; you can just plop regular foods in front of them and tell ’em to have at it. But, you’re not that kind of parent. You enjoy watching your child get excited or crack up laughing when he or she sees the food creations you’ve prepared. No, you don’t make all foods into something silly, you don’t treat them with unusual foods everyday, but sometimes it’s just nice to give them a crazy surprise.
You know what’s fun? Turning yogurt cups into silly faces that kids will gobble up in no time. Simple foods you might have around the house can be used to make any number of yogurt characters. Use just the same food, like cereal, to make all the features or combine foods to make the faces.
Use cereal rings, like Cheerios, Fruit Loops or Apple Jacks to make eyes, nose and a mouth for a yogurt cup. Or, use the rings to make just the eyes. The nose can be made from a raisin and the mouth from a small piece of shoestring licorice. There are lots of different foods you can use to make the characters you want.
A partial list of foods you can use for eyes include mini marshmallows, cereal, raisins, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and assorted candies. Noses can be made from chocolate chips, raisins, berries, or even mini-marshmallows. A mouth can be made from cereal, licorice, a pretzel stick or assorted candies.
You can even add other things to the face besides the main features. For example, place pretzel sticks in the top area of the cup, sticking them partially in the yogurt, to make spiked hair. Crush graham crackers and you can use the powder to make hair, beards and moustaches. Hair on the head or face can also be made from other crushed foods, like vanilla wafers, sugar wafers, cereal or cookies.
Use squeeze-out things to make other features for the yogurt character. Bottled chocolate works well to make hair, beards and moustaches. The same type of liquid, but in the strawberry flavor, can be used to make a mouth or even the eyes. You’ll have a lot of fun getting creative with yogurt, and when the kids see the silly characters, they’ll have to quit laughing before they can eat them!