Thursday, October 15, 2009

Edible Mini Jack O' Lanterns

I was peeling a clementine when it occurred to me that they look like mini pumpkins. At first I thought it would be fun to add a little green paper stem to the top of one. As I thought over the idea it evolved into mini jack o' lanterns. I got out my edible markers and quickly went to work. First I washed the fruit to make sure there was no wax or residue on the skin. Then I just drew a cute little face onto the clementine. If you can't find clementines, oranges will do.

I can't wait to slip one into my son's lunch box and surprise him!

Sneak a few into the fruit bowl and see if anyone notices.

20 comments:

jojoebi said...

I did this with mikan last year, we had a Halloween party for little ones and the moms wanted to reduce the amount of candy given so it was mini mikans instead :o)

pi said...

does it have to be an edible marker? because the peel isn't eaten, I don't think that a permanent marker would effect the fruit.

kawaii crafter said...

Jojoebi,
Great minds think alike ;)

Pi,
I'm not sure but I'm using edible markers to be on the safe side. Some of those permanent markers smell so toxic. I wouldn't want them anywhere close to my food.

Kristin said...

cute cute!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

GREAT idea! I keep putting googlie eyes on the veggies at work. lol...

Val

Ange said...

Love this idea! It does look like a mini pumpkin.

greetingarts said...

Oh, so sweet! If you didn't have any edible markers, you could probably also just lightly scrape off the zest of the clementine, and use the white pith underneath like a reverse applique type thing... Very cute, I need to get some tangerines!

babalisme said...

Oh my!! They do resemble pumpkin so much!!

Pink Little Cake said...

Very cute idea! I should try it with my little girl.

Hänni said...

I love this idea!

Anthonette said...

I love this idea! This would make a cute teacher gift that my son can deliver. Thanks.

Violet LeBeaux said...

Aw that's adorable! My boyfriend misses Halloween (we don't celebrate it in Australia) and he loves oranges so I might just have to surprise him :D

Kiran said...

What a cute idea! My boys would be delighted to find that in their luches!

Akemi said...

did he notice it? cute idea, jessica! =o) jason gave us some cuties today. maybe i should invest in those markers and do that for danny's lunch...hehe.

baballa said...

great!!!!!

Ayie said...

oh yeah so cute!

Rima said...

Hehe. How cute! I am sure your son was surprised.

Serendipity said...

So simple, so clever, so cute! Definitely having a go at this - thank you!

Liz said...

I think my little ones would notice right away! Very cute idea.

*~kAy~* said...

How adorable! <3
It would be such a nice surprise for your little one! <3

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