Posted on September 27, 2015

School Holidays – fun creations with fruit

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I’ve had this on my list of things to do for a while now, and what a perfect time like the school holidays to have a go at this crafty fruit creation.

Let’s make a Tropical Palm Island fruit platter –

Tropical Palm Island fruit creation


  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • grapes
  • 1-2 Kiwi fruits
  • strawberries
  • 1 carrot



  • knife
  • chopping board
  • platter, tray or big serving plate


How to make your island:

  • peel your banana and slice long ways through the middle to create the two bendy palm tree trunks. Lay them flat on your platter
  • peel or cut skin off kiwi fruit and cut into wedges to create the palm fronds of your trees
  • cut the tip off a few strawberries to make little coconuts for your trees – you could also use grapes or sultanas
  • cut a side off an apple and cut thin slices to make the beach/ rocky areas of the island
  • cut up a few grapes to make as little rocks for your beach area
  • slice up one ring of carrot for the sun, and another slice to cut into tiny wedges for the sun’s rays
  • last step cut slices carefully through the banana while it is flat on the platter to make bite size pieces but be careful not to mess up your tree trunk

Tropical Palm Island fruit creation

Tropical Palm Island fruit creation

Tropical Palm Island fruit creation

Tropical Palm Island fruit creation

And you are done! What a cute tropical island! You can of course substitute any of the fruits for your favourite ones instead- perhaps add in some pineapple or mango to make it even more tropical.

Last step and the yummiest one by far – grab a fork and dig in!!

Now its time to EAT

Thanks to the Coles YouTube channel for the ideas and inspiration behind this fun fruity activity. Pop by their channel to see even more fruit creation ideas.

School Holidays – fun creations with fruit

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