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Make Snacking Fun With These Backyard Bug Snacks

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Aren't these adorable?! We saw these Backyard Bug Snacks over at Crafting Chicks and just had to try them. They're a fun and easy way to get your kids to eat healthy and encourage them try new things.

Not only are they delicious, but they're fun to make! Get your kids to help put them together - they'll love watching these little critters come to life.

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

  1. Skewer your grapes (we used about 8 for one caterpillar).
  2. Stick your candy eyes to the first grape in the skewer using icing gel.
  3. Use the black icing gel to draw a smile on your caterpillar's face.

For the Butterfly

  1. Spread peanut butter into a 3-4" long piece of celery.
  2. Stick two pretzels into the peanut butter (these will be the wings for your butterfly).
  3. Stick two candy eyes into the peanut butter at the front of the stalk of celery.

For the Ladybug

  1. Place a piece of cheese on a round cracker.
  2. Cut a cherry or grape tomato in half and place on the cracker (these will be your ladybug's wings).
  3. Cut a black olive in half and place on the cracker (this will be the head of the ladybug).
  4. Using black icing gel, stick your candy eyes on the olive to form your critter's face.
  5. Create black dots on the wings of your ladybug using black icing gel.

Recipe From: Crafting Chicks

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