Kitchen Craft: Butterfly Snacks

Snack time is fun.

But sometimes my little kiddos want to eat simply because they are bored.  Not a healthy habit.  When I know that my kids are not absolutely hungry, we turn our I-want-a-snack-because-I-am-bored-moments into craft time.  And crafting with food is the best thing for little fingers.  Butterfly snacks are fun to make, deliver to friends, and they are awesome preschool snacks.

First you are going to start with your favorite healthy cereal, clothespins, pipe cleaners, zip lock bags, and paint.  Let those little fingers paint your clothespins with their favorite paint or decorate with glitter pins… or a little bit of both.  Go wild.

Then you are going to partially fill a ziploc bag with cereal.  Remove any excess air and seal.

Fold the ziploc bag in half with the seal facing backwards.  Position the dry-paint-clothespin in the middle of the bag – cinching the bag and creating a butterfly shape.  Add your pipe cleaner antennas – and enjoy.

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