Looking for some fun after school snack ideas to fill those bellies and make them smile?
Here are 12 fun kid snacks that are sure to please!
Check out these Butterfly Snack Bags that are not only healthy, but adorable, too!
Have a PB&J fan? Make your own Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi.
Speaking of sushi, try making some delicious Fruit Sushi!
These Frozen Banana Penguins put a whole new spin on frozen bananas.
Vehicle lovers will rev their engines for these easy Fruit Cars!
Grab some ripe bananas and mix up these yummy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.
Make a splash with these cute Jello Cup Swimming Teddy Bears!
Zoom off with this fun Jet Snack idea.
Have a TMNT fan? Check out these simple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apples!
Kids like variety? Try this yummy Fall Snack Mix.
Need something quick? Grab a permanent marker and make some simple Fruit Cup Faces.
Another fast idea: use a toothpick to create Secret Message Bananas.
We’ve come a long way from just milk and cookies!
Make snack time even more fun and try making a few of these ahead of time with the kids. Those butterfly snack bags and the fruit cup faces could become a craft one day and a yummy snack the next!
Wow! July just flew by and it’s already back to school time! Today I’ve got a super easy Back to School Craft for you!
We’ve been having fun using recycled magazines lately. (Did you see our butterfly craft?)
This time around I decided we’d recycle all those back to school ads!
Once we had cut school supply pictures from all the ads, we had plenty to choose from!
I arranged a variety of supplies that both my kindergartner and first grader would be able to identify onto a piece of card stock paper. (Already using some of those new glue sticks!)
My idea was that the collage could become an “I Spy” game for them.
My daughter had fun looking for the objects I asked her to search for. That third box of crayons was tricky!
Then I challenged them to create their own Back to School collage.
My youngest found a Lightning McQueen backpack to put on his, a box of markers, and a pair of scissors and decided that was all he needed for school.
The first grader almost jumped for joy when she saw the girl with the cheetah print pants in one of our ads. (My baby girl has a thing for cheetah print!)
She had loads of fun picking things to add to her collage.
Looking for an easy craft to get them excited for back to school?
Grab those ads and have them create their own I Spy game/collage!
Do the magazines and junk mail pile up at your house? (They do here!) This week we are having fun using some of that junk to craft!
This simple butterfly craft made from magazine pages is sure to brighten up any room, while leaving a few less pages in the magazine waiting to hit the recycle box.
We actually discovered this craft at the nature center today, and we couldn’t wait to get home and make a few more butterflies to decorate the doors with.
To create your own butterfly from magazine pages:
You will need 2 magazine pages for each butterfly, plus one pipe cleaner.
Choose pages that are full of color, not just black and white text.
For the top wing you need to fold the paper diagonally and cut off the extra to create a square.
Then, starting at one corner of the square, fold the paper accordion-style. (Children under 5 may need help with this part!)
For the bottom wing, fold the magazine page in half and round off the corners with a pair of scissors.
Once you are finished it should look like the picture below. You will then fold this page accordion-style to create the bottom wing.
The final step is to wrap a pipe cleaner around both wings, twisting it tightly to hold them together. The top portion of the pipe cleaner will become antennae!
This post was inspired by Project: Recycle & Create.
Check out more great ideas from these Project: Recycle & Create co-hosts:
P is for Preschooler Powerful Mothering Afterschool for Smarty Pants
Still Playing School Lemon Lime Adventures Creative World of Varya