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This Springtime Butterfly Treat Bag Craft is something that both children and adults will love. I enjoyed watching the kids create their own butterfly masterpieces. I was not prepared for them to be obsessed with what treats they wanted to put in the bags, apparently I underestimated the importance of colors, size, and look of the treats when paired with the butterfly bodies.
These fun treat bags would be a fun gift to take to school, although our schools do not allow home-made treats, but maybe talking the teacher into allowing you to bring all the supplies in and have a class craft.
I thought these were going to be perfect addition to our annual butterfly unit study. I really wish we could have done this a few years ago when we able to house monarch caterpillars and watch the whole life cycle of the butterflies, we could have made these in celebration of release day.
Ziploc Sandwich Bags
Permanent Markers, multi-colors
Colored Pipe Cleaners
Snacks—such as Goldfish, Grapes, Jelly Beans, Marshmallows, etc.
With the markers, color the clothespins with color and design of your choice.
Glue 2 little googly eyes on each clothespin for the butterfly’s eyes.
You can use bottle glue or even a glue-gun if you wish. I adore any crafts that a simple non-messy glue stick does the job.
It also makes the little ones feel more independent because they don’t have to ask for help.
Fill each Ziploc about 1/3 of the way full with a snack, and get all the air out of the baggie as it is being zipped closed.
Fold the baggie down and separate the snack in the bag by pushing about half the snack to each side of the baggie.
The goal is to push equal amounts to each side and leaving an empty space in middle for the clothespin.
Clip on your clothespin in the empty space so now the snack has 2 equal sides.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half and bend into a u-shape and clip this into the top of the clothespin for the antennae.
I do hope that your family enjoys this butterfly craft snack as much as we did. Please share your experiences below, we could always use inspiration on new things to try the next time we create these.