Butterfly Snacks

I’ve been wanting to make these butterfly snacks ever since I saw them in Family Fun Magazine…but I’ve had difficulty tracking down clothespins.  Fortunately a good friend let me have some of her pins. =) I love these butterfly snacks because it’s a cute way to pass out snacks in your child’s classroom or for any sports team.


  • Clothespins
  • Snack size ziplock bags
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Paint, glitter glue, puffy paint (I only had the kids use paint, but any of these other options would be fun too)
  • Snacks (goldfish crackers, dried fruit, cereal, grapes, trail mix, blueberries, etc.)


For each bag, decorate one side of a clothespin with either paint, puffy paint or glitter glue. Glue two small googly eyes near the gripping end of the clothespin and let the glue dry.

Put your snack into a snack-size ziplock bag until it’s a little over half full. I liked this idea that I saw on Pinterest, filling the bag half with goldfish and half with grapes.  Seal the bag, cinch the middle with your fingers, and clip it with the clothespin.

Next, fold down/curl the tips of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner, then bend the entire piece in half. Clip the pipe cleaner in the clothespin.

Cheeeeese…Ok mom…can I eat my snacks now?

Here are some other fun snack ideas that your child might enjoy!

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