Monday, April 8, 2013

Insects Made From Cereal

So as I am scheduling our posts for this week I realize that ALL of them are tasty treat related but we're still sticking to our regular schedule. Today's post is both a craft and a tasty treat. We're making insects from cereal. Ok, sounds gross, I know, but they're actually super cute!

I told you they were cute.  To make them (and then eat them) with your kids, you'll need:
  • Froot Loops, Fruity Cheerios, or the generic of either
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Large gum drops
  • Candy sprinkles (optional)
  • Frosting (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
1)  The inch worm is super easy and is good for younger kids.  Just curl a pipe cleaner slightly on one end and start stringing the cereal.

2)  Press a gum drop drop at the other end of the stringed pipe cleaner.  We found it easier to poke a hole in the gum drop with a tooth pick before trying to press it onto the pipe cleaner.  

3)  Use a small amount of frosting and candy sprinkles to make a face on the gum drop.

4)  Use another pipe cleaner to make antennas.
 photo CerealInsects1.jpg
For the butterfly, you'll need 4 pipe cleaners.

1)  Curl the end of one pipe cleaner and string the cereal.

2)  String two more pipe cleaners then attach those about 2/3 of the way up the first pipe cleaner.

3)  Cut two small pieces off of the 4th pipe cleaner and save for the antennas then cut in half.

4)  Add to the body under the wings.

5)  Repeat steps 2-4 above for the head.
 photo CerealInsects2.jpg
Admire your work then eat it!!

Do you think your kids would eat cereal insects?


  1. Oh, I love these!! We will definitely remember these for our butterfly themed party.

  2. This is so cool, Jamie! My son would love this!


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