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Valentine’s Day Fruits with Messages

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While hanging out on Pinterest and looking at some Valentine’s day inspiration, I saw a few posts with fruits that had cute printable messages on them.

I thought it would be FUN to do that for my little one.

But, making printables is too much work.

So, I took the easier, more simpler route πŸ˜‰

I grabbed my edible markers and simply wrote on the fruits… Easy peezy!Β 

No need to make printables or print them or attach them… YAY! πŸ˜€

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My FAVORITE turned out to be these pears… they look adorable!

They were also not as waxy as the other fruits.

So, writing on them was very EASY πŸ™‚

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Writing on these bananas was also quite easy and I think the message on them is the CUTEST!

And my little one had a blast writing on them too… well, more like scribbling…hehe.Β 

It kept him busy for a 15 full minutes and that’s a miracle…lol πŸ˜€

I FORGOT to take a picture of his artsy bananas… Ahhhhh!

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Btw,Β I tip my hat to people who photograph fruits coz I found it quite CHALLENGING.Β 

These oranges were especially DIFFICULT to photograph.

They were moving around on their own will…

I had to tape them down so they stop wobbling! haha

And they are covered in a nasty waxy substance, which REFLECTS so much light :S

Even after washing them a few times, I COULDN’T get rid of all that icky wax.

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I tried to take a few photographs from different angles but NOTHING was really working out…

I think this was one of the better photographs from the 30+ pics I took…lol.

Btw, PARDON the dryness of my hands.

Winter wreaks HAVOC on my skin and I haven’t been able to find a moisturizer that works well :S

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When I bought these red apples,Β I didn’t realize I was going to use a black edible marker to write my messages.

Turns out that red and black DON’T complement each other too well, making it difficult to read the message… *sighs*

So, if you will be writing messages on apples, I SUGGEST you get yellow and green apples… those will work beautifully!

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To prepare these Valentine’s day fruits with messages, you will need the following supplies:

Apples
Bananas
Pears
Oranges
Black edible marker
Red edible markerΒ 

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Wash all your fruits and dry them properly with a small towel.

Step 2:
Use a black edible marker to write your messages…
On the Orange, write: “Orange you glad we are together?”
On the pear, write: “We make a great pear”
On the bananas, write: “I am bananas for you”
On the apples, write: “You are the apple of my eyes”

Step 3:
Use a red edible marker to draw little hearts around your messages.

And you are done!

Simple as can be πŸ˜€Β 

I think these fruits would be something FUN to add into your kids lunch boxes or even your hubby’s lunch box.Β 

Can you imagine the looks on their faces when they open their lunch boxes and see these CUTE fruity messages?! πŸ™‚

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Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies πŸ™‚
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23 Comments

  1. Bam's Kitchen

    February 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

    These fruits look like so much fun to make and with edible markers, how easy is that. Of course, you are very artistic and make it look like a breeze. Great activity to do with the kids and I am sure your little guy had a blast! Happy Valentines Day! Take Care, BAM

  2. Becky

    February 5, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Abeer,
    What a cute idea! These would make a hit in anybody’s lunch box, even my big kid:) I use Vaseline on my hands to help with the dryness. It’s a little goopy, but it does the trick:)

    Enjoy your little Foodie:)

  3. Coffee and Crumpets

    February 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    What I want to know is how long you took coming up with those messages! So cute. It’s great and quick idea to add some Valentine joy!

  4. Wendy Irene

    February 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    These are so adorable! What a fun and loving idea πŸ™‚

  5. Liz

    February 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Such a cute idea! Your site is one I love to pin from…everything you share is GORGEOUS! Thanks for always inspiring me!

  6. Tonia

    February 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Love this idea! I used to write messages on my kid’s napkins.

  7. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    February 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I’m on pinterest a lot but have not seen this idea…I love it! I would do this all year long with my hubby, not just for Valentine’s Day. Thanks so much for sharing. πŸ™‚

  8. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)

    February 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    This is insanely cute! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on edible markers for a little while now but I never would’ve thought to do this. I love it! I really want to send my son to kindergarten (where baked treats are a no-no) with some of these decorated fruit for his classmates.

  9. Natalie

    January 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Very cute and clever, but the phrase is “apple of my eye” (singular). πŸ˜‰

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      hahahaha! I realized that when i was editing pictures but it was too late πŸ˜‰

  10. Skye

    January 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Where did you find your edible markers? And/or what brand are they? I’ve been looking online for some but not seeing great reviews on the brands I’ve found… Would really love to be able to do these sweet little “love note” fruits!!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 28, 2015 at 1:40 am

      You can get edible markers from Amazon, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I think Walmart sells them too. There are 2 brands that I have used: Wilton and AmeriColor. Personally, I like the AmeriColor brand coz the markers have a finer tip and you can write more easily with them.
      I hope this helps πŸ™‚

  11. Corey

    February 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Thank you for the inspiration! We featured your Valentine’s Day snack recipe on our recent round up post -> http://www.brashearkids.com/2015/02/round-up-10-healthy-valentines-day.html

    We would love for you to check it out!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      What a lovely roundup! Thanks for including my fruits πŸ™‚

  12. Mara

    February 3, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Do you think you could use regular washable nontoxic markers if you used fruit that you could peel. ex Banana, orange….

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Some people are uncomfortable with using regular non-toxic markers. They think it’s still unsafe. I would just say to use edible markers. They are made from food coloring and totally safe for consumption πŸ™‚

      1. Mara

        February 4, 2015 at 7:05 am

        OK thanks so much!

  13. Vicki Stoner

    February 11, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Hi, I ordered some edible markers which arrived today and they don’t even come close to looking like your fruit messages. The ink just pools into little globules and does not look at all nice. Which particular markers are you using?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      March 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

      I use Americolor edible markers. They have a fine tip and are very easy to use.
      Some fruits have a waxy residue, which makes it kinda hard to write on them. If you wash them thoroughly and dry them, there shouldn’t be any issues. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  14. Joy

    January 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

    We rinse our fruits and veggies in a vinegar water bath to remove wax and dirt, etc. maybe that would make them easier to write on.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      That’s a great idea Joy! It would make writing sooooo much easier! πŸ˜€

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