Craft a Snack: Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball

This easy-to-make decorative cheese ball is easy enough for your kids to make!

By Charlotte Linde November 19, 2019

I love cheese. All kinds of cheese. I am sorta a charcuterie board snob and love finding creative ways to spice them up. This one is one of my favorites:

But sometimes fancy cheeses and cured meats can be intimidating -- so I wanted to find a fun and easy way to dress up your basic cheese and crackers.

Enter the pumpkin-shaped cheese ball! How fun is this little fella?

This one we are dubbing as a "craft a snack" because we know the kids can handle this one and who doesn't like squishing cheese balls? (giggle)

Just a few ingredients and 10 minutes and you've upgraded the boring cheese ball to a cute and festive delicious treat!

What you need:

  • Cheese ball of your choice
  • Pepper top for stem (we used jalapeno because we like to add sliced pepper to the tray)
  • Crackers
  • Knife (butter knife if kids are making)
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic wrap

Craft it:

1. Take your cheese ball out of the packaging and wrap it in plastic wrap. "Squish" it into the shape of a pumpkin.
2. Wrap rubber bands around the wrapped cheese ball to create a "pumpkin" look.

3. Using the back of a knife, press in along the rubber bands to make indentations.
4. Cut the top of your pepper off and use it as the stem.
5. Add to your charcuterie board for a little quirkiness or on its own plate with a side of crackers.

"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity." Guy Fieri


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