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Food Art: A Fruity Caterpillar Snack For Kids

Spring is here and soon we’ll be seeing all kinds of buzzing bugs and creepy crawlers outside.  My kids are fascinated with caterpillars and even more fascinated with how caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.  This fruity caterpillar snack will not only delight your children, but it’s full of yummy fresh fruit that’s perfect for an afternoon snack.

Kix fruity caterpillar snack

 

What You’ll Need

Caterpillar snack ingredients

kix cereal caterpillars

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of granny smith apple
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 2 black currants
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 1 raspberry
  • A handful of black grapes
  • A handful of Kix Cereal

Tools:

A kitchen knife (please supervise children if allowing them to slice)

 

How To Make It

position a slice of apple for the head and kiwi slices for the body

1. Find a long plate and place your apple slice at 1 side of the plate for the caterpillar’s head and then make a caterpillar body with your kiwi slices till you reach the other side of the plate.

add fruit pieces for the caterpillar face

2. Let’s make the caterpillar’s face!  Slice 2 thin strips off your baby carrot and use these as the caterpillar’s antennae.  Place 2 black currants on the apple slice for the eyes.  Finally, slice a small piece off your raspberry and place it on the caterpillar’s face for a smile.

cut pieces of grape for the feet

3. Grab your black grapes and slice them into 4 caterpillar feet.  Place the feet on your caterpillar.

add a piece of Kix cereal for crunchy decoration

4. Finally, add some yummy Kix cereal to the center of each kiwi slice for some decoration.

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time.  Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.