Simple Spring Snack for Kids

This simple Spring snack for kids is sure to bring lots of smiles! These festive butterflies are easy to make, and perfect for an on-the-go snack! With just a few materials you probably already have at home, you can make this adorable butterfly snack. Invite the kids to join you in the kitchen, and this would be a wonderful way to get them involved in their own snack preparation while you spend some quality time together. A big thank you to our friends at Pepperidge Farm® for sponsoring today’s creative snack idea! Be sure to scroll down to learn how you can enter to win a special giveaway courtesy of Pepperidge Farm.

Here is how to make a colorful Spring snack for kids:

Simple Spring Snack for Kids Gather your materials. To make these adorable butterflies, you will need:

  • Goldfish® Crackers — We love the Colors variety for this project, but any Goldfish crackers will do!
  • Snack sized zipper topped bags
  • Clothespin
  • Washi Tape
  • Fine point marker
  • Pipe cleaners

Simple Spring Snack for Kids Fill the zipper-topped bag with yummy Goldfish crackers, and leave a bit of space in the middle of the bag. Let out as much air as possible. Seal up the bag. Bend the pipe cleaner into a “V” shape and curl the ends to look like antennae. Add a strip of washi tape to the clothespin, and use a marker to add eyes and a smile! Simple Spring Snack for Kids Put It All Together:

Use the clothespin to hold the center of the zipper bag and the pipe cleaner antenna. Enjoy your yummy butterfly snack!

More to Explore:

After making these butterfly snacks, my 10 year old was inspired to create a short stop-motion video to make them come to life. Lots of imaginative fun!

 

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Comments

  1. we like to snack on GoldFish crackers when hiking

  2. Kelly D says:

    Our Goldfish adventures will take us to the amusement park.

  3. Kelly D says:
  4. Jessica To says:

    Our Goldfish will take us to the water park.

  5. Mami2jcn says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the pool.

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  7. Our goldfish adventures will take us to the beach for a fun day.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    Our Goldfish adventures will take us to the park, swimming pool, camping and to the Beach! We love Goldfish crackers!

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  10. Lisa Brown says:

    our goldfish adventures will take us to the park with the dogs 🙂

  11. Lisa Brown says:
  12. Natalie says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to our local zoo! My family loves to go to the zoo!

  13. Natalie says:
  14. Madeline says:

    Our goldfish adventures take us to the local park.

  15. Madeline says:
  16. We have an after nap snack tradition, and we love Goldfish!

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  17. Nicole D says:

    Our Goldfish adventures take my kids and I to the farm to see all the animals for an outdoor adventure.

  18. Nicole D says:
  19. My goldfish adventures take me to great memories with my son!

  20. Niki Johnson says:

    Love Goldfish! They take us to all our summer activities and sports. And we’ve even used them to decorate a cake. Fun!

  21. Niki Johnson says:
  22. Our goldfish adventures will take us to a campground.

  23. Our Goldfish adventures would take us to the park and miniature golf.

  24. Our best memories are made by spending time together as a family.

  25. Jessie C. says:

    My Goldfish adventures will take you to the beach.
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  27. We will be taking goldfish on our road trip this summer to Yellowstone.

  28. Sarah Hall says:

    Our Goldfish adventures take us to the pool and to the baseball games.

  29. Our Goldfish adventures take us hiking at a nearby state park.

  30. Our goldfish adventures will take us on a picnic outside on a nice day!

  31. Sandra Green says:

    Grandma needed a new idea. Great for home,school,church any where.All love goldfish.

  32. everywhere!! beach, park and mall.

  33. Goldfish crackers make great Sunday School snacks!

  34. LAMusing says:

    Great snack when I’m working on the computer all day!

  35. My adventures are usually through books. So I’d snack on Goldfish crackers while reading 🙂

  36. D Schmidt says:

    They would take us on lots of fun summer daytrips.

  37. Love these! We made them for my daughter’s preschool snack day. They were a big hit!

  38. Stephanie says:

    They’ll take us to the park!

  39. Katherine says:

    This is a great idea for Spring Lesson in JUnior CHurch

  40. Katherine says:
  41. We’ll take goldfish crackers to the aquarium where they can meet their relatives….until we bite their delicious little heads off! 🙂

  42. Nicole Larsen says:

    Our Goldfish crackers will take us on lots of adventures on hikes and to the parks this summer!

  43. To the grocery store, so I can shop in peace. 🙂

  44. Victoria R. says:

    Goldfish are great to take anywhere – especially the park or pool!

  45. Victoria R. says:
  46. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Would love to take a roadtrip to a waterpark this summer. Goldfish are great for long car rides.

  47. Margot C says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to take a Goldfish Adventure to San Francisco!

  48. Margot C says:
  49. maria cantu says:

    We take walks together.

  50. Anna Pry says:

    great snacks to take with us on hikes and picnics pryfamily5@gmail.com

  51. Anna Pry says:
  52. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Gold fish crackers take us on a pirate adventure as we make our camp under the dining room table and imagine we are far away!

  53. Stephanie Phelps says:
  54. sherri crawford says:

    perfect for traveling your butterfly is adorable

  55. Claudia McGee says:

    how fun ! i need to do this for school lunch ! They’ll take us to the Lake swimming and fishing!

  56. Claudia McGee says:
  57. Rebecca Graham says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the water parks.

  58. Susan Smith says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the park.

  59. Susan Smith says:
  60. Aurelie Red says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the pool ♥

  61. erica best says:

    i do not have one but I love the stories and pictures on the site .

  62. erica best says:
  63. We take goldfish with us pretty much wherever we go. The last adventure was to the water park.

  64. Bert Ruiz says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the park

  65. Bert Ruiz says:
  66. ELIZABETH P says:

    We have goldfish for movie nights!! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  67. ELIZABETH P says:
  68. Lauren E. says:

    We like to take goldfish crackers fishing with us.

  69. Gina M says:

    We love making memories by having a family game night together every week! We could serve goldfish as a snack.

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  71. latanya t says:

    to the beach

  72. latanya t says:
  73. Yummy and what a cute idea. These yummy crackers always take me to the sweetest memories I had with my kids. We love to pack the Goldfish with us to picnic and road trip! All fun and sweet memories….and we are continuing to make more. 🙂

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  74. Samantha Daleo says:

    Our goldfish will take us California next to visit with our family. They are a great snack for the plane and the car rides.

  75. Samantha Daleo says:
  76. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    IT WILL TAKE US ON A LITTLE ARTSY DECORATING ADVENTURE, MUCH LIKE YOURS. THANK YOU!

  77. ANGEL JACKLYN says:
  78. Lauren M says:

    Great Sunday school snacks!

  79. Tari Lawson says:

    I love goldfish crackers. I take them with us when we travel. I am sure they will be going to Florida with us soon.

  80. Cynthia C says:

    Our goldfish adventure will take us on a road trip to the beach.

  81. Cynthia C says:
  82. I take my goldfish crackers to the pond and share them with the geese and ducks

  83. Our goldfish adventure will take us to the beach.

  84. Margaret Smith says:

    Our Goldfish adventure takes us on road trips. We like to pack small bags of Goldfish for each of our kids. They love them and they make a great snack. Thanks so much.

  85. Margaret Smith says:
  86. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We will be adventuring with our Goldfish crackers on our walk around the lake.

  87. Denise S says:

    Our goldfish adventures take us camping in the mountains.

  88. Linda G. says:

    Our Gold Fish will take us on a bike adventure and also on a hiking adventure.

  89. paige chandler says:

    We will take them on our annual family road trip.

  90. Angela W says:

    To the beach and swimming pool!

  91. Angela W says:
  92. I take Goldfish crackers to the beach.
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  93. Stephanie V says:

    We eat goldfish on a road trip whenever we saw an out of state license plate!
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  94. Barbara M says:

    We will go to the park with our Goldfish crackers.
    thank you

  95. Barbara M says:
  96. Our goldfish adventures take us to the lake.

  97. Emily R. says:

    Our Goldfish adventures will take us to the park,zoo & road trips!

  98. Ashley C says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us to the zoo!

  99. Christina G. says:

    Hopefully my Goldfish adventures will take me to the bottom of the bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Christina G. says:
  101. Anastasia Falling says:

    Our Goldfish adventures take us all over during the summer! Especially to the park and to fun, exciting activities like the Fourth of July fireworks! 🙂

  102. Anastasia Falling says:
  103. Denise L says:

    Our goldfish adventures always take us to soccer practice 🙂

  104. Denise L says:
  105. Crystal F says:

    They would take us to the softball field for my daughter’s tournaments this weekend. thank you!

  106. sarah hirsch says:

    our goldfish adventures will take us on a roadtrip to Canada

  107. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    My goldfish adventures will take me to France!

  108. Stacey B says:

    Our gold fish take us pretty much everywhere

  109. Stacey B says:
  110. They will take me to the pool this summer.

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  111. family dinner

  112. Kathy Pease says:

    These would be great for a day at the park

  113. Kathy Pease says:
  114. Jeffrey says:

    We like taking Goldfish crackers on hikes and bicycle rides.

  115. Jeffrey says:
  116. Susan Smith says:

    Our Goldfish adventures will take us to the pool

  117. Susan Smith says:
  118. mickeyfan says:

    Goldfish go with us almost everywhere we go.

  119. Richard Hicks says:

    Adventures would take us to the park for a fun time

  120. Richard Hicks says:
  121. Christina Sparks says:

    We like to eat them when we go out to the wilderness and go rock hunting.

  122. They take us to fun lunches.

  123. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    They take us to sporting events.

  124. Our adventure will be a road trip.

  125. rachel cartucci says:

    Our Goldfish adventures take us to the pool every summer!

  126. rachel cartucci says:
  127. erica best says:

    we snack at the park

  128. erica best says:
  129. My Goldfish adventure is going to be at Topsail Beach next week! I am SO excited and Goldfish will def be coming along on the drive down! 😀

  130. Daniel M says:

    take them to the beach

  131. Lisa Garner says:

    Our goldfish adventures will take us camping this summer.

  132. Lisa Garner says:
  133. Erica B. says:

    We will take them on a picnic.

  134. The kids love goldfish. This makes them even funner.

  135. I love Goldfish! Always have as a kid an as an adult too! I’m sure my kids will someday too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Ellie Wright says:

    Goldfish crackers are often my boys’ after game snacks. So they love eating their goldfish on the way home and discussing the games.

  137. Ellie Wright says:
  138. Francine Anchondo says:

    we take them to the park.

  139. Brenda Elsner says:

    We take goldfish snacks with us everywhere.

  140. tina d reynolds says:

    They will take us to the park ocean zoo and the backyard a lot 😉

  141. tina d reynolds says:
  142. Tracey byram says:

    I take baggies of goldfish to the park

  143. s riches says:

    We will take goldfish with us when we go camping this summer.

  144. Carolyn D says:

    Goldfish adventures can take place anywhere I go with my family including camping, the beach, or even the park.

  145. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id take them to the park!

  146. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  147. Karen Drake says:

    We like to take Goldfish crackers with us when we go to the go kart races.

  148. joe gershc says:

    my goldfish adventures will take me to make new recipes with them

  149. Claudia Davis says:

    To the local beach!

  150. Claudia Davis says:
  151. Thomas Murphy says:

    We like to eat GoldFish crackers at the beach!

  152. Thomas Murphy says:
  153. WHITNEY says:

    We are taking goldfish to Denver CO with us!

  154. WHITNEY says:
  155. Betty C says:

    Our Goldfish adventures will take us to the lake to camp and go fishing.

  156. CharityS says:

    We’ll take Goldfish crackers on our weekly picnics in the park.

  157. Betty C says:
  158. CharityS says:
  159. Tabathia B says:

    They will take us to the beach

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  160. Tabathia B says:

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  161. Sarah L says:

    No kids. I don’t like Goldfish crackers. I do like Visa GCs.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  163. Stephanie Larison says:

    To the zoo this summer when we take them as snacks.

  164. Debbie B says:

    we’ll be taking goldfish with us on our trip to Nashville

  165. Debbie B says: