“Don’t play with your food” is something we’ve all probably said 385,195,961 times as mothers. And while I’m all for supporting good table manners, some rules are meant to be broken. Enter: MojiMaker, a hands-on gadget that allows your kids to have fun with their food while also encouraging them to eat their fruits and vegetables. It’s a win-win, if you ask us!
We were recently invited to head to Niagara Produce for an in-store demonstration of the MojiMaker in action, and we can’t say enough good things about the MojiMaker and the store itself! (Succulents and house plants and fresh fruits, oh my!)
So what is a MojiMaker, you ask? Let me break it down for you. This compact tool uses a spring-loaded press to make emoji shapes in your kids’ fruits and vegetables. It comes with interchangeable magnetic “emojis” in the shape of lightning bolts, smiley faces, hearts, peace signs, and stars. The entire thing is dishwasher friendly (a mom must, IMO) and super simple to use. My two kiddos (ages 6 and 3) can use it all on their own with little to no assistance!
All you need are a few pieces of fresh fruit (sliced or balled), a wipe-able surface or plate, the Mojimaker, and a couple hungry bellies to enjoy the finished product.
The MojiMaker was invented by a local mother to promote healthy eating, parental engagement, and fun during meals and snack time. You can order the MojiMaker online and find it for purchase at Niagara Produce where you will also undoubtedly be tempted to buy all the things. We highly recommend an in-store demonstration of the MojiMaker to let your kids give it a try for themselves– but only if you’re prepared to put it in your cart when they’re done 😉
SPECIAL THANKS TO NIAGARA PRODUCE FOR SPONSORING THIS POST
WRITTEN BY SAMANTHA JO
Samantha is the founder and owner of BuffaloMoms.com. Her friends call her Sam, Sammi, or Sammi Jo. Her two favorite people call her “Mommy.” Follow along with her ramblings on Twitter and Instagram, or on her personal blog, Kin + Kindling.