Butterfly Snack

Butterfly Snack – Make a fun snack and create a craft using a plastic bag and a glittered clothes pin. Decorate for a cute spring activity.

butterfly craft

When 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.

Ingredients //

For the snack:

  • Kix cereal
  • Dried bananas
  • Raisins

For the craft:

  • Paint
  • Clothespins
  • A pipe cleaner

Instructions //

Step 1:

Paint and decorate the outside of clothespins.

Step 2:

Let them dry completely.

Step 3:

Make an antennae using a pipe cleaner.

Step 4:

Add the snack in the bag and clip it together.

butterfly craft

As 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 craft

What 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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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    So Adorable!!

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

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    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    1. bakedbree

      Will do!

  2. Lisa

    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?



    1. bakedbree

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

  3. Lisa

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      Good luck!

  4. Elisabeth

    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!!

    1. bakedbree

      Yes you do! Have fun!

  5. Catarina

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      You are very welcome!

  6. Raquel

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Make the pins black?

  7. Lauren

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

    1. bakedbree

      I do. 🙂 It has really helped with all of these snow days!

  8. Washington John

    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.

    1. bakedbree

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

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