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Turtle Apple

  • Yield: 2 Turtle Apples 1x



1 small or medium apple

1 can mandarin oranges

Small plate

Can opener (adult use)

Sharp knife (adult use)


  1. Wash hands; get out ingredients and utensils.
  2. Wash apple.
  3. Place apple half in center of small plate.
  4. Put mandarin oranges next to apple for arms, legs and head.
  5. Enjoy your Turtle Apple.

Adults: Use a sharp knife to cut apple in half, remove core and discard. Using can opener, open mandarin oranges and discard sharp edged lid.


Be creative! Try to make the turtle using other fruits or vegetables. Insteadof the apple, try a pear, peach, bell pepper or tomato. Instead of the oranges, try cherry halves, grapes, celery slices, or carrot slices. You could also use a butter knife to carve a turtle shell design into the apple.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 70
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: snacks

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