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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.

Washington John

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

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.


Sunday 3rd of August 2014

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


Thursday 20th of February 2014

You have an entire closet dedicated to crafts??! Impressive :) I need more "craft interventions" in my life! These are adorable--thanks for posting!


Friday 21st of February 2014

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


Thursday 25th of October 2012

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!


Friday 2nd of November 2012

Make the pins black?


Monday 25th of June 2012

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!


Wednesday 27th of June 2012

You are very welcome!


Thursday 17th of May 2012

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!!


Friday 18th of May 2012

Yes you do! Have fun!