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61 Food Art Ideas For Kids That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

Aug 2 2016 - 12:03pm

Moms will do just about anything to get their kids excited about going back to school [1]. One of the easiest ways is through their stomach, and by letting them play with their food [2]. From breakfast to lunch to after-school snacks [3], we've rounded up some works of food art that your little ones are sure to love! And the best part — they're easy to make.

Scroll through for 61 inspirational designs.

Super Lunch

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


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

B is for Big Bird

Scrambled eggs with a side of ABCs.

Little Lion

Kids will roar over this filling and fun breakfast! All you need are scrambled eggs, a bagel, and a few of their favorite veggies.


Lunch fit for a stormtrooper!

Sweet Face

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

Up and Away

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

Royal Oats

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

Sand Castle Creation

This is the one time we'll let our kids eat sand.

Sweet Paradise

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

Mike Wow-Zowski

This pasta version of Mike is sure to appeal to the kiddos.

Fruity Penguins

For a healthier dessert, whip up these chocolate-covered penguins [7]. Melt the chocolate, and let the kids decorate their edible friends.

The Edible Queen

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

Ellie and Carl's Portrait

This family portrait is good enough to eat.

Under the Sea

These creatures are almost too cute to eat!


Peanut butter toast the Chewy way.

The Little Mermaid

An edible version of a beloved Disney character.

Angry Lunch

This rice is anything but angry.

A Fishy Lunch

Babybel cheese is the key to creating this bento box.

Sibling Rivalry

Turn a bland breakfast of toast and fruit into a Frozen family portrait.

Ssssssspecial lunch

This snake is anything but scary — in fact, it's delicious.

Pika Pika

I choose you, Pikachu lunch!

Big Bad Lunch

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.

Meet the Flintstones

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

All-in-One Olaf

This bento box provides the perfect amount of rice, veggies, and meat.

Let's Go Fly a Kite

This lunch truly soars above the rest.

Hungry Birds

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

Cheesy Critters

Get creative at dinnertime! Use veggies and meats to make some critter bagel pizzas [8].

Cool Hair Bro

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

Frog Legs For Breakfast?

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

Bento Battle

If your kids can't decide between Elsa and Olaf, serve smaller versions of both!

School of Fish

Re-create an oceanic landscape using fruit, veggies, and cream-cheese-covered bread.

Pokéball Spaghetti

Gotta slurp 'em all!

Eat Like a Bird

Cinnamon toast, apples, cereal, and Babybel cheese are all you need to create this light and fun snack.

Ladybug Bento Box

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

Hard-Boiled Chicks

This snack doesn't tell us if the chicken or the egg [9] came first, but it's still delicious!

Eat 'Em Up

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

My, What Big Teeth You Have!

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

Elsa's Enchanted Forest

Warm up your tot with this cute Elsa-inspired creation.

Hello, Sailor!

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


Dinnertime has never been so fun thanks to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons' stuffed peppers [10].

One Tasty Olaf

If you think Bento Monsters' edible Olaf [11] is cute, wait till you see her Anna bento box [12].

Look at the Birdie

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

A Whale of a Breakfast

Who knew yogurt and blueberries could be so fun?

This Little Piggy . . .

Bring some barnyard fun to your child's lunch box.

Berry Cute Mice

Not only is this snack sweet and filled with fruit, but it's also easy enough for the kids to make [13].

Dolphin Tale

This blueberry and banana creation makes for a great party snack.

Reindeer Games

Kids' mouths will water over this Sven-inspired dish [14] from The Joys of Boys.

Sven Sandwich

The Trials of Pinterest says you can use any ingredients to create this Frozen sandwich [15].

Some Bunny Loves Lunch

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

So Bad It's Good

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

Minion Munchies

Fans of Despicable Me will love this after-school snack of cheese and berries.

A Cretaceous Croissant

Your tot won't be crabby when they see this on the breakfast table.

Sweet Snowman

What better way to start the day than with a pancake Olaf?

Finding Lunch

Dory, Nemo, and Hank, yum-yum!

What a Hoot!

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

Ice Cream For Breakfast

Trick your kids with this piece of edible art.

Sweet Octopus

A simple dessert with a stunning presentation.

One Fish, Two Fish

Turn fruit and toast into a cute sea creature.

Beach Essentials

We love this breakfast's beachy transformation!

Fly Away

All you need are a few food staples to re-create this nighttime friend [16].

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