Food Art: Birdie Kix Snack
My kids and I just love bird-watching in our backyard. It’s so peaceful and relaxing to sit back and watch the cute little birdies. Today is National Bird Day, and to honor our sweet feathered friends I whipped up this adorable snack. It was easy to make and a definite kid-pleaser!
What You’ll Need
1 round slice of pineapple
1 baby carrot
2 black currants
a handful of pretzel sticks
a handful of Berry Berry or Original Kix cereal
a kitchen knife (please supervise children if allowing them to slice)
How To Make It
1. Grab a plate and place your round slice of pineapple in the center. Place some pretzel twists around the bottom of the plate to resemble a bird’s nest.
2. Using your knife (please supervise children if allowing them to slice), slice your baby carrot into 2 thin rounds. Carefully slice 2 tiny triangles from the bottoms of those rounds. Place these on the bird for the feet. Next, slice another round off your carrot and cut it into a triangle. Place this triangle on your bird for the nose. Finally, slice 3 thin strips off the remaining baby carrot. Stick these on top of the birdie for the top feathers.
3. Take your 2 black currants and place them on the birdie for the eyes.
4. Lastly, grab a handful of Berry Berry Kix cereal and put some in the empty spaces in your nest.
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.