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Celebrate Spring with Lunchtime Butterflies

I am an Earth’s Best blogger and was not compensated for this post, however I am sent products from the company. Full disclosure at the bottom.

Spring has finally arrived, although here in Michigan the weather isn’t convincing! LOL I wanted to share this adorable idea for lunchtime butterflies to give the kids a bit more of a “fun” lunch! Take a look at how I made these!

Lunchtime Butterflies

Here are the materials you will need to make the butterflies (we had all of these items around the house, believe it or not, so they are super easy!)

  • Craft Paint (whatever colors you prefer, we used pink and purple)
  • Clothes Pins
  • Scissors
  • Q-tips
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Snack sized Ziploc baggies
  • Toothpicks
  • Cheese (we used organic American and Mozzarella)
  • Earth’s Best Organic Crunchin’ Crackers (original flavor here)

The clothes pins serve as the bodies of the butterflies. I took about five minutes to paint the clothes pins after the kids were in bed one night. I used the Q-tips to paint the clothes pins since I didn’t have a tiny brush available. I let them dry overnight and in the morning I used a tooth pick (I cut the tiny tip off to get a bit of a bigger dot) and dipped it in paint to make the eyes. I them filled the bags with Earth’s Best Crunchin’ Crackers on one side and cheese (sliced into small pieces) on the other side and folded the top of the bag over and put the clothes pin in the middle.

Butterfly Antlers with Pipe Cleaners

I then grabbed some of the pipe cleaners out of the bag and cut them to about 4-5 inch pieces and folded them and curled the ends with my fingers. The antlers don’t even have to be glued on, you can put them right into the clothes pin with the baggie.

Butterflies for Snack or Lunchtime

Here you have the finished product! These cheese and crackers are perfect for snacks or to put into your little one’s lunch box! They will love them!

Close up Butterflies

What ways do you keep lunches healthy and fun?

 

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