Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Ernie and Bert Fruit Snack!

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We thought it would be fun to make Ernie and Bert out of fruit. We used 1 clementine, 1 banana, raisins, 2 mini marshmallows, and 1 red fruit roll up.

This is what we used to make 2 of these. Peel the clementine and save the peel. Separate it in half and put them on each plate. Peel the banana and cut in half. Place those on the plates.

For Ernie….cut a slit towards the bottom for his mouth. Roll up a fruit roll up tightly and then cut part of that for the nose. Cut a small piece for his tongue. Cut a mini marshmallow in half for his eyes. Cut a small raisin for the pupil on the eyes. Cut more of the raisins in half for his hair. Cut the reserved clementine peel for his ears.

For Bert…cut the reserved clementine peel for his nose. Cut the banana peel for his ears. Cut a mini marshmallow for his eyes. Cut a small raisin for the pupil on the eyes. Cut a slit for his mouth. Cut a small piece of fruit roll up for his tongue. Use 2 or 3 raisins for his eye brows. Cut raisins in half for his hair.

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The boys are insisting that I let everyone know that this idea was for their baby brother and not for them.ha They have so out grown Sesame Street and have moved on to the big kid shows! There..I said it! However, I have to add that I watched them have too much fun making these and eating them…even if they will never admit it!

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54 comments

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. That is the cutest snack I have ever seen!!!!! I LOVE this!

  2. I can't believe that you don't have a million comments here. These are awesome! I can't wait to make these for my daughter!

  3. These are adorable! And so clever!

  4. Those are just too cute! I'm going to make them for my grandaughter. She'll LOVE them. Thanks!

  5. So cute! My kids love it when I "dress up" their food. Following you now and looking forward to more great ideas! πŸ™‚

  6. Jill, will you be my mom? Oh my gosh, where do you come up with these ideas?!!! Amazing. Thanks again for sharing at For the Kids Fridays! I'm sharing this with my Facebook friends. LOVE it!!!! You TOTALLY rock!!!

  7. amazing! I'm your newest follower!

  8. Adorable!

    Sharing with my Facebook readers.

  9. OMG — the cutest idea ever! Thanks for sharing. :o) Bethe

  10. Hey, Jill. I am having so much fun letting friends and family know about your blog. You are awesome, girl !!! Love you!!! Debi

  11. awesomely awesome!

  12. Love this…so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  13. holy cow my husband is a sesame street freak I'm totally going to make these for him this week!

  14. These are so cute. I have really been enjoying your blog! πŸ™‚ -heather

  15. Super Cute Jill! This is one of my favorites that you've made!

  16. So so adorable! I love your creativity. and I bet this is a great way to get kids to eat fruit and veggies!

    Visiting from Serenity Now

  17. What a fun idea! This is so cute and would be great for a Sesame Street party or for some summer fun.

    Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I had to share it on my Shout Out Sunday post today! I'll be back to check out more of your great ideas.

    http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/shout-out-sunday.html

  18. So cute, I'm linking up at Dollar Store mom on Tuesday.

  19. This is so cute!!! I love your blog. Thank you

  20. That is awesome! My brother LOVED Ernie when he was little.

  21. That is brilliant! What fun!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

  22. Love These! They bring back great Sesame Street memories from my childhood. I'm forwarding this along to my friends with young kiddos!

    warmly,
    stephanie from deviantly domesticated

  23. So sweet this is . Yummy and lovley

  24. Wow…thanks everyone! We are so glad you like it!

  25. This is such a CUTIE CUTE snack! Thanks for sharing! (Maybe I could get my kids to eat their fruit!)

  26. Wow, that is just adorable! I can't believe how much it looks just like Bert and Ernie!

  27. Great idea!! I'd love to share this with our readers at next week's link up at http://www.dimpleprints.com on Monday. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Very cute! I love the idea! At first I thought Ernie's ears and Bert's nose were dried apricots – you could use those instead of peel if you want the whole thing to be edible, no? πŸ™‚ Bert's ears sort of look like almond slivers, so that might also work to be peel-free. Thanks for the idea!

  29. I've got to say it again, you are AMAZING! LOVE this… and it is featured at tonight's For the Kids link party! Love having you party with us each week, and I can't wait to see what you have to share with us next!

    See you at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

  30. We found your blog through Canadian Family and thought it was so great, we had to post about it on Montreal Fashion Moms.

    Check out the post here:
    http://montrealfashionmoms.blogspot.com/2011/06/finally-you-can-play-with-your-food.html

    ~ Montreal Fashion Moms ~
    http://montrealfashionmoms.blogspot.com/

  31. OH WOW super impresses!! love these fruit Ernie and Bert (btw was looking at your Star Wars party photos wow you had some amazingly creative cute ideas there too:)

  32. This is the cutest snack I've ever seen! Amazing!

  33. My little guy would adore this- i'll have to make this for him!

  34. I am a mom of 2 boys, 8 and 2.

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

  35. baha this is too cute for words!

  36. Thank you for linking up to Bacon Time. For the first party it was a huge success with over 300 links. I am going to have a special give away next week just for linkers. I would love for you to grab the party button for your blog too. Thanks again.

  37. Jill, this is AMAZING. I can't believe how it looks EXACTLY like Bert and Ernie, WOW!!! Totally cute, totally awesome, and what kid wouldn't want to gobble it all up. Your blog is SOOOOO great, I am totally following you now girl, YAYY!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party πŸ™‚
    I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    Hugs, Bella **Features from week #40** @ Bella Before and After

  38. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party πŸ™‚

  39. You are SO creative! This is such a fun snack! Love it.

    β™₯Jazmin

  40. Super cute, I'm going to have to make this I have 3 boys too. WOuld love if u checked out my blog. New Follower Thanks:)

  41. Awesome! You are giving me great ideas for my daycare!

  42. This is so amazing! It is indeed Ernie and Bert! You are soo talented. I love it!

  43. Thank you so much, we made them straigt away, and my little girl loved them so much!!

    http://wp.me/pK2DW-mG

  44. my grandson loves ernie he would love this and i will make some thanks

  45. thanks for sharing! I'm going to make these for my daughter's birthday! wonderful idea!

  46. I am going to do this for my 18 year old πŸ™‚ alisa

  47. Hi there. Love the idea, but I'm craft-challenged, and don't know how to get it all to stick together. How does it work?

  48. Wow!!! 10 out of 10 for making something so like Bert and Ernie and at least another 10 out of 10 for using ingredients that most people would have in their cupboards, most kids would love to eat AND most mums would be happy for their kids to eat.

  49. I love ernie & bert! We found you on pinterest and shared this on our recent post on Silly Snacks and linked back, hopefully that's ok with you. Keep up the creativity!!
    http://momstown-meals.momstown.ca/node/366

  50. I love some of your fun I ideals for your children's meals. Wondering if yo
    u would be interested in sharing a few of your favorite kid approved meal
    ideas as a guest blogger for us? Our email is recipeswelove1@yahoo.com

  51. cute idea! Someone just just won an iPad using it in a sesame st themed lunchbox.. check out: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467052786659281&set=a.201253709905858.50010.199791660052063&type=1&theater

  52. This is so cute!!! I love your blog. Thank you