Fruity Food

[ 0 ] July 10, 2007 |

Screaming Orangeby Katy Killilea

I love a screaming orange. Even though you see them everywhere, we are not at all tired of the wacky and wonderful creations by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers made from fruits and vegetables. (Titles include: How Are You Peeling? Foods With Moods, Food Play, Fast Food, and others.) We’ve tried making the banana airplane and the swiss chard ocean and the broccoli poodle. But today we made strawberry guys with lentil eyes—it’s addictive. There’s something about the lumpiness of the berries that gives each one a recognizable, genuinely human expression. And the only materials you need are lentils or black eyed peas, berries, and a butter knife for slicing a mouth. This project is good for kids who can concentrate as well as those with short attention spans—the results are nearly instantaneous.

Related reads by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
How Are You Peeling?
Food Play
Fast Food

Category: crafts, food + recipes

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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