10 Photos That Definitively Prove We Should All Play With Our Food

Didn't the adults in your life always tell you not to play with your food when you were a kid? Well now, kids' โ€” and grownups' โ€” meals are getting tinkered with, and the results are beautiful.

Instagrammers are turning snacks into food illustrations: A few berries and some chocolate sauce can become a fashion sketch, and there are adorable edible animals everywhere. We've collected some standout examples of this culinary creativity below. Take a look โ€” you may just get inspired to have fun with your next feast. You won't get in trouble, we promise!
A friendly feline snack.
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Swimming in a sea of salad.
Got to eat 'em all.
Dragons aren't scary when they're made out of pancakes
A very elegant light snack.
A different spin on ants on a log.

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Seascape fruit plate.

Apple crab and banana dolphin ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ I "sea" fruit๐Ÿ˜‚ #eathealthy #snackhealthy #fruitart #appleslices #strawberries #bananas #officelife #fruit #fruitanimals #fruitcreation

A photo posted by Victoriaโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ฐโ™Ž๏ธ (@victoria_did_it) on

Complete with a fun fact.

Today's hot air balloon #snackcreation #nannylife #foodart

A photo posted by Melissa Strzala (@mrsstrzala) on

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Food art made in the moment.

Angry Burger game is getting better! ๐Ÿ” @bobbenblog #angryburger #burger #food #foodart

A photo posted by Robert Hannam (@adefaultnord) on

Proof you don't need a lot of food to make excellent culinary art.