Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Butterfly Snack Bag Idea

While perusing Pinterest the other night hoping to find insanely cute ideas for Kindergarten snacks, I came across this totally awesome snack!! (Original link is http://sprogsndogs.co.za/2011/05/20/heres-how-to-snazz-up-kids-snacks/)  This is my grandson's week to bring snacks for his Kindergarten classmates, and this MiMi is all for helping his mother make super cute inexpensive snacks!!

The total cost of these snacks was literally only about $6.50.  The only drawback is that it is a little time consuming. 


This is what the finished snack bags look like....SOOO ADORABLE!!  All of the teachers loved them today!!

It just takes ONE SUPER SIZE BAG of FRUIT LOOPS (or whatever you choose to use....you can do colored goldfish etc...)

A bag of paint brushes, multi colored pipe cleaners, and a pack of wooden clothes pins

First, we painted 36 clothes pins with about six different shades of paint, trying to appeal to both the boys and girls.  (I have tons and tons of paint bottles lying around from past projects)...but even if you have to buy some they are about .96 a piece at Wal Mart.  We used red, blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow

It takes about 30 minutes for the paint to dry.  We painted both sides of the clothes pins

Then we cut the pipe cleaners to make the "antennas".  We cut them at about a 3 inch length. 

We made them curly and then hot glued them onto the clothes pins

Pour the cereal to fill it about 1/4 of the way

"Sqush" it evenly to both sides leaving an "empty" spot in the middle.  Put the clothes pin up the middle .  I folded the bag down a little which seemed to help the "wing" part look like actual wings

One of the finished Butterflies

All 36 butterflies we made!!  They were a HUGE hit with the kids and teachers alike!! 


  1. My girls would flip out for fruit loops alone. The butterfly would definitely knock it out of the park!

  2. Cindy my grandson reacts the exact same way!! Isn't this just the cutest idea?? His teacher sent a note home telling us what a "HIT" this was with his little classmates!! Thank you so much for stopping by!! :) :)



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