19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Babysitters and parental units, meet your new secret snack weapon.

1. Turn a banana into a pretzel-legged caterpillar.

Use peanut butter to stick banana slices together, then add pretzel stick legs. Hello, friend!

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2. Cauliflower + olives = sheep.

Just hangin’ on on the ranch. Get it!?

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3. Apple + grapes cut in half = octopus.

Or, if you run out of grapes, septopus. In other news: Don’t you sometimes wish your teeth were actually chocolate chips?

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4. Or a sweet turtle.

The details.

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5. Hot dogs also make excellent octopi.

Here’s how.

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6. Eggs make great chicks.

Use carrots for the beak and sprinkles for the eyes.

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7. Clementines were basically born to be snails.


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8. A banana and a peanut butter sandwich will get the job done, too.

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9. All a strawberry needs to be a mouse is a string cheese tail and almond ears.

A little Triscuit bed doesn’t hurt, either. Deets here.

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10. Pears are also mice waiting to happen.

Instructions here.

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11. Teddy bear s’mores are almost too cute to eat.

Not quite. Here’s how to make them.

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12. Same goes for teddy bear toast.

Toast it, butter it, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, add banana slices and raisins. Smile!

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13. Use clothespins to turn snack bags into butterflies.

You’ll need pipe cleaners for the antennae. Instructions here.

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14. Add almond feathers to Babybel cheese and…you’ve got turkey!

Info here.

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15. It just takes a knife to make this happy fruit peacock.

More like a PEARcock, am I right?


Here’s all the info.

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16. Or orange fish with blueberry bubbles.

Blub blub blub.

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17. Hey, pear bear.

Here’s how he got so cute.

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18. How’s it going, grapefruit owl?

Banana eyes! Clementine wings! He’s got it all.

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19. Looking good there, waffle beaver.

Oh, Canada. Here’s how to make it.

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Thanks to Canadian Family columnist Jill Dubien for lots of these cute ideas.

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