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Butterfly Snack

butterfly craftWhen the kids are out of school I am always looking for fun little craft projects to do with them. The other day, they were all fighting and getting on my nerves, there needed to be an intervention. Fast. Out comes the craft box! I found this cute little butterfly craft in Family Fun magazine. If you have children you need to get this magazine. Every month when my Family Fun comes to my door, I cannot wait to read it because I always find something fun to do or make with my children. Not only that, I always find fun toys and games for my kids that I would not otherwise. I found this fun game in that magazine and it is making summertime sight word homework just a little more fun.

This project was easy and I had everything that I needed in my craft closet. You can actually get two activities out of this one, because you can make the snack that goes in the bags too. I just tossed together some Kix, freeze dried bananas, and raisins. We took a few clothespins and decorated the outside with puffy paint. We put some googly eyes on the butterfly before the paint was dry and then we let them dry completely. We just cut a pipe cleaner and made it look like an antennae and we were done. This would be a fun craft at a bug themed party also. You could use a heat embosser to make the paint dry faster and it could also double as the favor bag.

butterfly craftAs you can see, Ava really gets into her art projects. I really love doing projects on these cheap little trays that I bought at the dollar store. It helps contain some of the mess. I originally bought them for Playdoh but we use them for all sorts of things now.

butterfly craftWhat kinds of projects are you doing with your kids this summer? If you have some good ideas or blog posts, please share them with the class in the comments section.

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  1. A Little Yumminess

    June 20th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Such a great idea!!!

  2. Dangler

    June 21st, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Omg those could not be cuter!! Supes TC!

  3. Mrs. Mordecai

    June 21st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    This is such a great idea! I’m always looking for something fun to do with my kids.

    Here’s one of my favorite summer activities with kids:
    https://be-it-ever-so-humble.blogspot.com/2009/07/bubble-blowing-bottle_27.html

  4. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    thank you for sharing that link! That is such a great idea. We may be doing that this afternoon.

  5. lindsey

    June 21st, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    those are TOO cute. absolutely adorable. i know what we’re doing tomorrow!

  6. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I hope that you had fun making the Butterfly Snack! If you take pictures, I would love to see.

  7. Cynthia Bunten

    June 21st, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I also LOVE Family Fun magazine (AND your blog). Made the pork chops on the grill brownies for Father’s Day dessert! Made your daisy “mud” cups for the snack when my Girl Scout troop graduated from Daisies to Brownies in May. Everyone LOVED them! Thanks for the posts!

  8. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:03 am

    my pleasure… I love Family Fun. I get so many great ideas from that magazine.

  9. Mo

    June 21st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    This is adorable. πŸ™‚

  10. meaghan (chic cookies)

    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Love it! I posted a link on my column (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). Thanks for sharing!

  11. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Glad that you liked it!

  12. pootsyanne

    August 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    How do you get the pipe cleaners to stay? Are they glued on? Cute idea for a spring time class project!

  13. bakedbree

    August 21st, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    They are just clipped in with the clothespin, but I am sure that you could hot glue them.

  14. Corrina

    February 24th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I love this idea for Easter. This is a cool craft for kid’s church.

  15. bakedbree

    February 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    thank you Corrina, it will be perfect for an Easter craft.

  16. Tanya

    March 14th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I remember seeing this when you first posted about it and thought it was such a great idea. My daughter is turning 4 in two weeks and we’re doing a butterfly theme – these will be the perfect goodie bags! Thanks!

  17. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    that sounds like a great party favor.

  18. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    April 22nd, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

    Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

  19. bakedbree

    April 24th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Will do!

  20. Lisa

    January 16th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hi, there –

    I am planning a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party for my daughter who is about to turn one. These will be perfect! My only problem is I’m having trouble finding the small baggies? I am able to find the regular sandwich-size Ziplock bags, but not these smaller ones. Where did you find yours?

    Thanks!

    Lisa

  21. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    What a cute theme for a party! I got them at Target. I buy them all the time, they are the snack size.

  22. Lisa

    January 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Okay, thanks so much! I will try Target. Hopefully I can pull this party off!! I should have started waaay before I did but I’ve gotten a lot of cute ideas online. Thanks again for the info.

  23. bakedbree

    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Good luck!

  24. Elisabeth

    May 17th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I love this! I found this while researching for a fun snack idea with a butterfly theme to serve to my children’s preschool class. One of my kids saw this and immediately wanted to make it. We have to make 20 and my kids are 3. Looks like we had better get started right away!!

  25. bakedbree

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Yes you do! Have fun!

  26. Catarina

    June 25th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Hi! I just saw your butterfly post and it is so adorable! My daughter always wants to have her birthdays at school and these will be great for not too much mess. Our Summer project this year is a homemade cardboard box dollhouse. (even though here it is not Summer, but Winter, since we live in Brazil, but we still have a vacation in July) Today we made the fridge and the computer desk out of small boxes we saved up all year. Tomorrow we will make the bed and pillows. Thanks for some inspiration!

  27. bakedbree

    June 27th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    You are very welcome!

  28. Raquel

    October 25th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Hi, I`m from Brazil and I just loved your idea for butterfly.
    My son`s party is about Spidermen… do you any idea how can I do the same thing as spiders?
    I need help for this…
    Congratulations on your beautiful work!

    Raquel Pinto
    Rio de Janeiro / Brasil

    PS.: Sorry my bad english!

  29. bakedbree

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Make the pins black?

  30. Lauren

    February 20th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    You have an entire closet dedicated to crafts??! Impressive πŸ™‚ I need more “craft interventions” in my life! These are adorable–thanks for posting!

  31. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I do. πŸ™‚ It has really helped with all of these snow days!

  32. Washington John

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Hi Bree! These are really cute ideas for a craft project with the kids, or give away as party favors for birthday parties. Maybe I could use trail mix with sprinkles, MMs, dried chewy fruits, and other sweets to make the butterfly snacks even more festive.

  33. bakedbree

    August 3rd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    You could use whatever you want. It would be an adorable favor.

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