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Emoji Fruit Cup Craft (Plus a FREE Printable)

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Back-to-school time means packing a lot of lunches. Whether you are sending your kids to class with a bagged lunch or homeschooling and just want something fun (maybe food you can take with you on field trips), these Emoji Fruit Cup Labels are sure to make your child smile, giggle, and make silly faces.

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My boys absolutely love fruit puree cups and the NEW DOLE Mixations are a hit. They are easy to transport and fun to decorate. Since emojis are really “in” right now (not to mention my oldest is obsessed with them), I decided to make emoji fruit cups!

I know that everyone has different levels of “craft-ability” or time they have to decorate lunches in a cute manner, so I have provided four fun and adorable versions of these emoji cups. Keep reading to find the link to download and different ways to use this craft.

Emoji Fruit Cups Square

First, I want to tell you a little more about these fruit puree cups. Have you seen them in stores yet? I’ve noticed them in our local grocery store, as we frequent (and I mean, really frequent) the aisle with the canned fruits and applesauce.

DOLE Mixations

DOLE Mixations fruit cups are a delightful mixture of smooth fruit sauce and juicy chunks of fruit. They have multiple varieties to choose from:

  • Pineapple Peach Apple (a peach-apple sauce with pieces of pineapple)
  • Pineapple Mango (a pineapple-mango sauce with pieces of pineapple)
  • Apple Strawberry (an apple-strawberry sauce with pieces of apple)
  • Apple Raspberry (an apple-raspberry sauce with pieces of apple)

I love the fact that these DOLE Mixations cups have easy-peel lids so my kids can open them on their own. They even have an adorable cloud design on the lid! You can leave fun notes on the lids between the days you use these emoji fruit cup labels.

DOLE Mixations Lids

DOLE Mixations are great for lunch bags, classroom snacks, after school snacks, traveling, and so much more! Even I snack on them throughout the day.

DOLE Mixations Pack

These emoji fruit cups are so cute. I have provided a variety of designs, from classic emoji symbols (silly face, smiley face, laughing-so-hard-you’re-crying face) as well as a couple that I created especially for this (a puppy dog and a back-to-school themed design of eating an apple).

Emoji Fruit Cups Four

Emoji Fruit Cup Craft

What You Need:

(This varies as you can craft multiple ways, so I will label the supplies for each.)

  • DOLE Mixations fruit cups
  • Printable Emoji Lid Labels (print-only, print-and-craft)
  • Googly eyes (print-and-craft, craft-only)
  • Foam heart stickers (print-and-craft, craft-only)
  • Light blue teardrop-shaped gems [optional] (print-and-craft, craft-only)
  • Glue/double-sided tape/both (print-only, print-and-craft, craft-only)
  • Permanent marker/paint pen (craft-only)
Emoji Fruit Cups Supplies


1. First you will need to print the Emoji labels (if you are using them). You can download them below.

2. Cut out the emoji faces and gather your supplies.

3. Decide which style of craft you want to do with the DOLE Mixations cups. Print-only? Print-and-craft? Craft-only? If you are doing print-only, simply glue or tape the designs onto the top of the fruit cups. If you decide to do either craft option, keep moving to the next step. You will also glue/tape the design on for the print-and-craft option.

Emoji Fruit Cups Close

4. If you are going to do print-and-craft, gather your craft supplies and glue or tape them over the paper design on the cup. Add googly eyes where the eyes are full. Add glittery foam hearts over the heart shapes. Add light blue tear-shaped gems over the tears on the laughing face. If you need to judge the sizes to use for each, print off the faces first then head to the craft store to make sure you purchase sizes that will fit and cover each part of the design. I had a variety pack of each so I was able to find the proper sizes.

Emoji Fruit Cups Dole

5. There is another way to do print-and-craft. If you want the DOLE lid to show through, you can cut the facial features off of the printed faces and just glue the pieces onto the cup rather than the full round head. You can switch out certain parts for the craft supplies (googly eyes, hearts, etc.).

Emoji Fruit Cups Craft

6. If you decide not to go with the printed pages and want to do it all on your own, use the designs I’ve provided to see what kinds of faces you can make and judge where to put everything. Draw on smiles. Glue on googly eyes. Use construction paper if you wish. Get creative, just base them off of the print designs.

Emoji Fruit Cups Three

Another fun idea would be to send each of these emoji cups in your child’s lunch bag along with a note that coordinates. Here are some ideas: “I love you!” for the smiley face with heart eyes, “Here’s a silly joke for you [insert lunchbox joke.].” for the laughing face, “Wow! You are awesome!” for the surprised face, “Hope you have a cool day!” for the smiley face with sunglasses.

Download Your Free Emoji Fruit Cup Labels


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  1. This is so freaking cute, I am pinning it pronto!!

  2. These Emoji Fruit Cup Labels are a fun and cute idea. We have not tried the DOLE Mixations yet.

  3. Love this idea! My kids would love it!

  4. I would like to try the Apple Strawberry Mixations!

  5. What a cute printable and snack! my girls would definitely love them!

  6. Awesome idea, I will use this for a snack day!

  7. I’d love to try the Asian fusion – Pineapple Mango because it always brings me home. 😉

  8. You ladies are incredible and always go the extra mile to put a smile on the kids faces

  9. Seriously such a fun idea – and perfect for the times too!

  10. This craft idea is so cute!

  11. These are absolutely adorable! What a cute idea! 🙂

  12. What a fun addition to a lunch box!! Absolutely adorable…

  13. This is so cute!

  14. Stephanie Phelps

    I love the Pineapple Mango. I love the tart and the sweet together but they are all so good!

  15. I’d love to try the Apple Raspberry flavor.
    My favorite emoji is the smile with the heart-shaped eyes.
    Thank you for the review and cute ideas!

  16. elizabeth miller

    My daughter would love the apple strawberry flavored. She absolutely LOVES Emoji’s and this stuck in her lunch with an emoji on top would put the biggest smile on her face. I can’t wait to stick one in there.

  17. I would love to try this….

  18. I would be excited to try the Apple Strawberry flavor. I like the heart-eyed emoji the most! 🙂

  19. My favorite emoji is the winky face with the tongue sticking out.

  20. Apple Strawberry Mixations sound good! This is such a cute idea!

  21. These fruit cups sound really good to eat! A good mix of flavors!

  22. These look awesome! My daughters would love the pineapple mango flavor.

  23. I love this idea. I used to write notes on my sons lunch bag napkin, just like my mom did for me. Now that I am helping get my grandson off to pre-k, I will definitely use this!

  24. Leigh Anne Borders

    I have not heard of these until your post. As someone that loves apples and strawberries, I would love to try that. I love the emjoli that has the heart for eyes:) Very cute!!!

  25. LaTanya Thornhill

    I want to try the apple strawberry mixation

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