Blooming Snacks

The girls had a ball making their own little mini "gardens" for snacktime today. It was a warmup for a party I'm doing this weekend (I'll let you know how it turns out:)). PARTY UPDATE: Major success! I made the little garden at the top as well as a fruit garden on half a watermelon with watermelon/cherry/pineapple flowers.

INGREDIENTS: (you can really use anything, it's a great way to clean out the fridge)
Sliced Cheese
Thinn sliced ham

Cut apple in half and core it. This is going to be the base for your "garden" and also a tasty way to end your snack. You can fill the center with peanut butter or cream cheese if you want.

Cut cheese into flower shapes. If you don't have pastry cutters, let the kids use butter knives to cut flower shapes out of the cheese.

Slice ham into strips and cut grapes in half. You're ready to assemble! Here's a little assembly video:

In case that didn't make sense, my daughter has some instructions of her own:


Happy Cooking!