Make These Fun Backyard Bug Snacks For Your Kids

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Think back to the time when you were a young child and enjoyed having a great afterschool snack. Often, it was the highlight of our day and it certainly put a smile on our face when we came home and were able to destress in this way. Now that we are older, we still may look back with fondness on those days but we now have the opportunity to share them with our children.

There are many things to do to make afterschool fun for your kids but one of the best options is to include these backyard bug snacks. Not only are they totally adorable, they are also quite healthy and are a great choice that any caring parent would want to share with their children. Just be sure to make extra, because there will be some for playing and some for eating.

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Ingredients

For Butterflies

celery stalks
peanut butter
mini pretzels
candy eyes

For Caterpillar

grapes
wooden skewers
candy eyes
icing gel or edible black marker

For Ladybug

crackers
cheese
grapes tomatoes
black olives
candy eyes
icing gel or edible black marker

Directions

For the Caterpillar

Skewer your grapes (we used about 8 for one caterpillar).

Stick your candy eyes to the first grape in the skewer using icing gel.

Use the black icing gel to draw a smile on your caterpillar’s face.

For the Butterfly

Spread peanut butter into a 3-4″ long piece of celery.

Stick two pretzels into the peanut butter (these will be the wings for your butterfly).

Stick two candy eyes into the peanut butter at the front of the stalk of celery.

For the Ladybug

Place a piece of cheese on a round cracker.

Cut a cherry or grape tomato in half and place on the cracker (these will be your ladybug’s wings).

Cut a black olive in half and place on the cracker (this will be the head of the ladybug).

Using black icing gel, stick your candy eyes on the olive to form your critter’s face.

Create black dots on the wings of your ladybug using black icing gel.

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