Kix Cereal

Food Art: Critter Snack

These adorable little critter snacks are so simple to make!  All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, a few ingredients and you’re ready to go!

kix watermelon critters


What You’ll Need

kix critters ingredients

Ingredients (for 2 bugs):

1 large slice of watermelon

2 red grapes

1 baby carrot

A handful of Berry Kix cereal

4 white sprinkles (optional)


A heart-shaped cookie cutter

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


How To Make It

kix critter watermelon body

1. Use your heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut 2 hearts out of your slice of watermelon.  Place these hearts on a plate.

kix critter berry kix spots

2. Grab the purple Kix from your handful of Berry Kix cereal and place 6 pieces of cereal on each watermelon heart.

kix critter grapes and carrots

3. Using your knife, slice 4 thin strips off your baby carrot.  Stick 2 of these carrot strips in the pointed part of each watermelon heart so they stick up like antennae.  Stick a red grape in front of the carrot antennae for the head.  Optionally, you can stick 2 white sprinkles in each red grape for some eyes if you wish.

finished kix critters

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.