In the interest of trying something new (and being the crafty person that I am), I started a Pinterest board to come up with ideas for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. She is at the perfect age where we can work on fun projects together, and while it would have been just as sweet to serve our delicious cookies for dessert, I found a particular “Pin” that would work as a great treat for the kids…The Butterfly Snack.
You can find this craft on our “Party Ideas” Board here: https://www.pinterest.com/pacificcookie/party-ideas/
What you need:
- Zip-lock bags
- Pipe cleaners
First, we decorated the clothespins with various patterns – polka dots, rainbows and happy faces. We used markers but I think glitter would have a nice, sparkly touch! Then we loaded the grapes and goldfishes in and divided them (these will be the wings) to leave room for the “body” of the butterfly (we may or may not have snacked on goldfishes during this step).
To keep the grapes and goldfishes divided, we used the pipe cleaners as a cinch, then wrapped the ends around a pencil to create their squiggly antennas. You can make all sorts of shapes and sizes for the antennas! To finish the look, we attached the clothespins and voila!
You may also use all types of snacks! Cheerios and raspberries sound like a yummy combo! It was so much fun making this project come to life! Make sure to follow our Pinterest and we’ll be sure to save fun and easy ideas that you’re going to love!