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Food Art: Perfect penguin snack

This cheese and cracker penguin snack is not only adorable, but it’s also a great Winter snack for kids.  They are easy to make, and you can whip up a whole plate of these funny fellas in minutes.  Your kids (and their friends!) are going to love them.



What You’ll Need



Large round whole-wheat crackers

Small round whole-wheat crackers

Slices of mozzarella cheese

Black currants

Baby carrots


Small heart cookie cutter

Kitchen knife (please supervise children if allowing them to slice)


How To Make It


1. Place a large round whole-wheat cracker on a plate.  Use your heart cookie cutter to slice a piece of your mozzarella cheese into a heart shape.  Place this heart in the center of your cracker.

2. Using your knife (supervise children), slice your baby carrot into thin slices.  Slice 1 piece into a triangle and place this in the center of the heart for the penguin’s beak.  Take 2 more thin slices and slice 2 tiny triangles out of the bottom of each piece.  Place these on your cracker for the penguin’s feet.

3. Take 2 black currants and place them on your cracker for the penguin’s eyes.

4. Finally, use your knife and slice your small round whole-wheat crackers into quarters.  Take 2 quarters and place 1 on each side of the penguin’s body.


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.