Ruth Meharg

Ruth Meharg


baby and mother bird fruit art
It's easy to make these cute mama and baby birds out of citrus fruit.

In our regular Play With Your Food crafts for kids series, Texas artist, illustrator and lover of all things creative Ruth Meharg offers a tutorial on creating whimsical creatures using your own garden, CSA or farmers market produce. Play With Your Food offers fun family projects to do together and — better still —a great way to encourage healthy eating habits.—HGTVGardens Crew

Mother and Baby Bird

What You'll Need:

  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Clementine
  • Cloves
  • Toothpicks
  • A paring knife (let a grown-up do the cutting parts)

Follow these easy steps to create your own birds:

Make Your Own Fruit Birds! 7 photos

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