FUN KID SNACKS WITH BANANAS

Fun kid snacks with bananas: butter with a side of bread

The kids are off from school. We’re surrounded with candy and other sugary goodies. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say lately it’s hard to get my kids to eat healthy food. I have 4 kids who aren’t picky at all, even still, this seems to happen from time to time. I had an idea the other day and I ran with it. The result are 10+ cute little shapes and animals all made from fruit, pretzels, mixed nuts and a few other common foods my kids like. Oh and M&M’s and mini chocolate chips. You can leave them out if you’d like, but I figure, I certainly like bananas and chocolate together, so I’m sure they will too!
My original inspiration is a page I ripped from Family Fun magazine years ago that shows a version of the snowmen. I couldn’t even find the magazine page though, so I’m sure mine look different. Just my attempt at keepin’ it real… {wait- look- I found it here online- thank you Family Fun!}
I also need to give a shout-out to my sister-in-law, Rashell. She came over half way through this fun little project and injected a fresh perspective and some additional creativity! Thanks Raz!
ENJOY!
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
FLOWER POWER… IN THE FORM OF FRUITS AND NUTS! 
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO- THIS ONE HAS A WALNUT NOSE AND STRING CHEESE HAIR. FOR THE FACE I USED AN EASTER EGG COOKIE CUTTER TO A SLICE OF BREAD.
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
BE MY VALENTINE… BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE STRAWBERRY JAM.
ok, JUST KIDDING, RASPBERRY WILL BE FINE TOO. 
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
BUTTERFLY AWAY- WITH JAM DESIGNS AND CLEMENTINE SLICES ON THE WINGS. I CUT TWO SLICES OF BREAD IN HALF DIAGONALLY AND USED THE SAME CORNERS FOR SYMMETRICAL WINGS.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
TOO COOL CATERPILLAR- USES M&M’S FOR THE BODY, BUT REALLY THOSE ARE OPTIONAL. DON’T SKIP OUT ON THE PRETZEL WITH FRUIT SNACK FEET. TOO CUTE!
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
TROPICAL SNOWMEN- LOVING THE STRING CHEESE HAIR AND ALMOND LIPS. YOU CAN STICK THEM ON POPSICLE STICKS LIKE I DID, OR SIMPLY LAY THEM ON THE PLATE. 

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
A BEARY CUTE PICNIC. THIS ONE IS EASY! JUST LAYER A SLICE OF BREAD WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND A FEW SMALL ELEMENTS CREATE THIS CUTE BEAR.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
VROOOOOM! YOU JUST NEED A FEW STICK PRETZELS, SLICES OF BANANA AND A SHEET OF GRAHAM CRACKERS TO CREATE THESE LITTLE CARS. LET THE RACES BEGIN!

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
THERE’S A SNAKE IN MY BOOT! OK, MAYBE NOT. I DON’T EVEN LIKE SNAKES AND I THINK THIS LITTLE GUY IS CUTE! THIS ONE IS GREAT SERVED TO A GROUP OF KIDssssssss.
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
WHY LOOKY HERE… IT’S WALL-E! ONE OF MY KIDS FAVORITES. I USED SUMMER SAUSAGE FOR THE ROUNDED WHEELS FOR HIS FEET. WHEELS? GEARS? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO CALL THEM. 
Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE! THIS IS ANOTHER EASY ONE- JUST A FEW ITEMS- BANANA SLICES, CLEMENTINES AND A STICK OF STRING CHEESE MAKE THIS SUPER CUTE SUN SHINE AT SNACK TIME!

Recipe linked to:

Mandy’s Recipe Box  // Skip to My Lou // Six Sisters Stuff //  The Girl Creative  //  A Thrifty Mom
Funky Polka Dot Giraffe  //  Our Thrifty Ideas  //  SNAP the Conference  // Creations by Kara
Southern Lovely // The Dedicated House // Love Bakes Good Cakes // The 36th Avenue // Delightful Order

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