Blueberry Penguin Birthday Party Food Art Idea

This Blueberry Penguin Birthday Party Food Art is a fun idea to allow the kids to “play” with their food! It’s perfect as a wintertime snack, or for any zoo lover in your life! The Blueberry Penguin is adorable for holiday parties, too. Not to mention, you can use this as a craft and the kids can enjoy a healthy blueberry snack after they are done creating the penguin.

penguin made from blueberries on a white plate

This penguin food art is sponsored by Naturipe®.

Over the years, we have found that children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they are hands-on in the kitchen. While blueberries are often a favorite amongst tiny hands, kids will also be more inclined to nibble on ingredients they are using in the kitchen.

Once the kiddos make their penguin, they will be proud of their work, excited to share the final result, and enjoy it with their friends!

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How to Make Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

hand holding blueberry that has been covered and frozen with yogurt

We thought it was a cute addition to make frozen yogurt blueberries. If you choose to make these, you’ll want to make them first before putting together the penguin so that they can harden.

Simply toss blueberries that have been washed and completely dried into a cup or two of plain or vanilla yogurt. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place in the freezer to harden. This typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour.

Once the yogurt has hardened, you can use these for the eyes or to add as extra detail to the penguin platter. You could even use it as the belly of the penguin if you wish!

Ingredients for Creating A Blueberry Penguin

yogurt, mangos and natureripe blueberries
  • Naturipe® Blueberries
  • Yogurt – you can also use oatmeal or porridge
  • Mango

How to Make Penguin Birthday Party Food Art

sliced mango with flower cut out using cookie cutter

Start by cutting the mango into a plank – no need to peel! Cookie cutters make this really easy if you have them on hand. However, these fun shapes and scalloped edges can also be done with a knife. We used a flower cookie cutter for the feet and cut them in half. We used a heart cookie cutter for the beak and also cut it in half.

spoon with yogurt dolloping on white plate

Next, spread the yogurt onto a plate or shallow bowl. Using the bottom of the spoon, spread the yogurt into an oval shape to create the belly of a penguin.

Building the blueberries around the yogurt belly

Then, start placing your blueberries around the belly to create the shape of the penguin.

close of blueberries with white yogurt and mango as beak
close up shot of blueberries with yogurt and mango with feet cut out with flower cookie cutter

Create the eyes with a dollop of yogurt or frozen yogurt blueberries, and add the mango slices for the beak and the feet.

fruit leather underneath blueberries for details on blueberry penguin

Next (and completely optional), you can cut a fruit strip for added detail to the eyes and head.

naturipe blueberries with penguin made from blueberries on white plate

More Fun Food Art

Penguin Birthday Party Food Art

This Blueberry Penguin Birthday Party Food Art is a great idea to allow the kids to eat healthy! Not to mention, you can use this as a craft, that the kids can enjoy after they are done!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, blueberries, penguin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 546kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 c Yogurt
  • 2 c Blueberries
  • 1 Mango
  • optional Fruit Leather

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the mango. I had a kids fruit cutter on hand that made it really easy but could be done with a knife. I used a flower cutter for the feet and cut them in half. Then a heart for the beak but in half.
  • Spread the yogurt onto a plate or shallow bowl. Working in, working out build the shape of the belly of a penguin.
  • Next, this is completely optional, you can cut a fruit strip for eye and top of the head details.
  • Last, place the eyes with a dollop of yogurt or frozen yogurt blueberries, beak and the feet.

Notes

We thought it was a cute addition to make frozen yogurt blueberries. If you choose to make these, you’ll want to make them first before putting together the penguin so that they can harden.
Simply tossed blueberries that have been washed and completely dried into a cup or two of yogurt. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the freezer.
Allow to harden. This typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour.
Once the yogurt has hardened, you can use these for the eyes or to add as detail to the penguin. You could even use as the belly of the penguin if you wish!

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 2400IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 2mg

Why We Choose Naturipe Blueberries

We use Naturipe® berries in this recipe because we are firm believers that the best fruit trays are always the result of using the best fruit. Farmed fresh since 1917™, Naturipe’s family of growers is dedicated to growing premium quality fruit. They work primarily with multi-generation family farms located in prime growing regions throughout North and South America so they can consistently supply the market with the freshest, tastiest berries available. Learn more about Naturipe and their products.

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Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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