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Whimsical Vegetable and Fruit Carvings

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Eggplant and Cauliflower Poodle by Sheetal Patel

Today, I’d like to show you photos of whimsical, wacky and fun vegetable and fruit carvings. Why? Well, March is National Nutrition Month so, naturally, I think vegetables and fruits should be in the spotlight!

I thought it would be fun to recognize March Nutrition Month by showing the playful side of vegetable and fruit carvings.

If you’ve got kids in your life who are reluctant to eat their fruits and vegetables, this ideas might be fun for them.

I will be showing you some wacky vegetable and fruit carvings that have been sent to me from unknown sources, and then I’ll show you a few really cute carvings and arrangements by my very creative readers/customers. Whether you’ve got kids or not, these carvings are fun. Enjoy!

Wild and Wacky Vegetable and Fruit Carvings

Here are some vegetable and fruit carvings that are just plain fun and clever.

Banana Vegetable and Fruit Carvings

Face and Dragon Carvings on a Banana

I was really impressed with the banana carving above. I seldom carve bananas because of their soft texture and the fact that they brown easily. This artist did a great job! The next one is a cute idea, too.

Zucchini Vegetable Fruit Carvings

Zucchini slippers!

Ballet slippers can also be carved from cucumbers, too. At home, you could add some salad to the inside of the shoes and serve them to that aspiring young ballerina in your life. Or use as a centerpiece for a vegetable tray. Either way, edible ballet shoes would be fun and unexpected.

This next carving really got my attention because it is just so original. I really like the use of red pepper, kiwi peel and orange peel to add detail to the shoe.

Shoe Vegetable Fruit Carvings

A running shoe made of Fruits and Vegetables sends a healthy message for March Nutrition Month

Whoever said vegetables are boring would probably change their minds after seeing these vegetable and fruit carvings, don’t you think?

Cute and Whimsical Vegetable and Fruit Carvings by my Readers/Customers

Here are several really clever vegetable and fruit carvings by some of my readers/customers. If you have kids in your home, I think they would love these! Even adults would be delighted to see carvings like this at a potluck or dinner party.

This first photo is from Sharon Mathew. Isn’t cute with the snowman and pepper trees and flowers in the background?

Peppers Vegetable Fruit Carvings

This little snowman in a tropical paradise was made by Sharon Mathew

These next two photos are from one of my readers/customers, Nahed Elhusseiny.

Squash and Beet rose Vegetable Fruit Carvings

Ducks carved from Squash and beautiful beet and turnip roses by Nahed

This is a wonderful display that shows off Nahed’s creativity. The squash ducks were Nahed’s own idea; the beet and turnip roses are taught in my Hearts and Roses Video lessons.

Oranges Vegetable Fruit carvings

Whimsical orange heads and pretty radish flowers by Nahed

Those oranges really look like they have their own personality, don’t they?

Will You Make Your Own Wild, Whacky or Whimsical Vegetable and Fruit Carvings for March Nutrition Month?

Are you inspired to make your own creative vegetable and fruit carvings for March Nutrition Month?

Actually, vegetable and fruit carvings don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with carving and creating with produce. If you’ve got kids in your life, they might also find it fun to build fun things with fruits and vegetables.

If you liked the photos from this post, I think you’ll really enjoy my earlier post about a food trade show in Brazil that features some really creative and original vegetable and fruit carvings:

Amazing Food Sculptures at Fair Equipotel in Brazil

You’ll see some really clever and whimsical vegetable and fruit carvings in that post. You’ll see that some carvings can certainly be complicated, while others are amusing in how the fruits and vegetables are arranged and may not require any carving at all.

Hopefully, this will motivate you to have a little fun coming up with your own whimsical vegetable and fruit carvings or arrangements!

Learn to carve like a pro

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6 Responses to Whimsical Vegetable and Fruit Carvings

  1. khadidja March 15, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    I like it very much this fruit flowers like a paradise flowers . And thank you for sharing this very nice and unique design of a fruit flowers.

    • Nita March 15, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      It’s my pleasure. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing these.

  2. elizabeth March 16, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    the carvings are really amazing and wonderful.thank u for sharing the pictures.i am impressed by your carvings which made me participate in a vegetable carving competition held for mothers in my daughter’s school in kavali-AP,INDIA. within an hour i made my own creation of a fish and a pigeon out of a sweet potato.i wud like to attach the photos but i do not know the option of sending them to you. please suggest.thank u mrs Nita.

    • Nita March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      I’m glad that you found some inspiration on my website.

      You can send photos to me at [email protected].

      I will look forward to seeing them.

  3. elizabeth March 16, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    thank u mrs.Nita i am very interested with ur website.

  4. nancy October 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely and brilliant artistic craving of the running shoe and ballet slipper

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