We are sharing loads of fun Kids Crafts and Activities this summer here on Skip to my Lou. There is no reason to be bored! Just check out this boredom buster idea list for inspiration. Jen is here to share another fun idea to entertain the kids!
Happy Hump Day! We have been out of school for 2 weeks here in Louisiana, and I am already struggling with the heat. Hi there Skip to My Lou fans, my name is Jen and I blog over on PinkWhen.com, and I am here today to share with you this Pineapple Mason Jar Snack and Craft. It’s a fun and easy way to get the kiddos involved in drying fruits, as well as eating healthy snacks. But it’s REALLY fun because they can also get involved and make this awesome Pineapple Mason Jar to hold all of that yummy fruit. Check out just how easy and fun it is to make…
When I was younger my mom would always have me try different fruits and foods to help expand my palate. Just like many little ones, I was happy with about 4 to 5 different foods and basically none of those were very healthy. I remember that everything clicked the day she had me try dried pineapple. Now I can’t get enough of it, and neither can my kids. Today I am going to share with you the simple dehydrating trick as well as a fun mason jar craft to store all of that delicious dried pineapple.
To get started, you will want to dehydrate the pineapple. This takes between 12-15 hours in a dehydrator, so we will definitely want to start with dehydrating. You will need to core and then slice the pineapple, steam for about 3 minutes (until bright and yellow), and then place on a dehydrator at 125 for 12-15 hours.
Pineapple Mason Jar Snack and Craft
While you are waiting on the pineapple to finish, start working on the craft portion of this project. This Pineapple Mason Jar Snack and Craft is truly a fun project for the kiddos, and this is usually the best part.
Here is what you will need for the Pineapple Mason Jar:
- green construction paper
- black sharpie marker (for the pineapple indentions)
- craft tape
This mason jar pineapple is super easy to make and you probably already have all of the supplies on hand.
Take your scissors and cut and create the leaves for your pineapple. I cut my pieces into different lengths and sizes.
Take the pieces on top of the lid, and then grab your sharpie marker and make your pineapple indentions.
After your pineapple has fully dehydrated, add it to the mason jar and then use it for a unique snack jar. Such a fun and cool Summer craft, and so easy to make!
If you are looking for additional healthy snack and food options, consider checking out Simple Fit Forty Lifestyle, full of healthy eats and treats and geared to help you stay fit and happy.
Happy Summer, and thank you again for allowing me to guest post today on Skip to My Lou!