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Butterfly Snack Bag

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Liven up lunchtime with this easy to make butterfly snack bag. And with a little paint and different snacks, you can make an assortment of colorful butterflies. Coordinate the snack bags to school colors or the colors of your kid’s favorite team.
Butterfly Snack Bags

Reminder: Small materials, such as wiggle eyes, can be a choking hazard for small children, so close adult supervision is a must.

What You’ll Need
  • Spring-type clothespin
  • Paint
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Short chenille stick
  • Glue
  • Sandwich bag
  • Snack (try cereal, pretzels, or grapes cut in half)

 

What to Do
  1. Paint the clothespin and glue on wiggle eyes to make the butterfly’s body.
  2. Fold a short chenille stick in half to make the antennae. Glue the antennae to the clothespin.
  3. Fill the sandwich bag halfway with the snack. Twist the bag in the middle and clip on the clothespin.

 

Extend the Fun

Younger children: Let your child practice opening and closing the clothespin gently, as it requires some careful motor skills. When the snack is gone, ask your youngster what else could go in the bag.    

Older children: If there’s a school party, a birthday, or a summertime celebration coming up, help your child make several butterfly snack bags to share. They can be a fun way and easy way to distribute treats.

 

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