Kid Friendly Friday-Edible Ladybugs!

Here is a fun healthy snack idea I got out of Ashlyn’s Highlights Magazines.  Here is how, you too, can make your own edible ladybug.

  • Cut a red apple in half.
  • Have your child use a knife or spoon to put small amounts of peanut butter on the top of the apple.
  • Place raisins, chocolate chips, M&M’s, etc. on the dabs of peanut butter.
  • Then use a toothpick to attach a grape to the front of the apple for the ladybug’s head.
  • The magazine then says to use black licorice for the legs but I thought pretzel sticks could be fun too. (I didn’t have either when we made ours so we had a legless ladybug.

It was so easy to make and Ashlyn loved eating it.  This would be a great activity for playdates or your child’s preschool class.

Check out some other great kid friendly ideas here.




7 Responses to “Kid Friendly Friday-Edible Ladybugs!”

  1. Sharon

    I LOVE this idea! I don’t always think to make the boys’ food more fun and enjoyable but when I make a hot dog an octopus, they think it’s a hoot! And constantly ask for it! We’ve got good fruit eating boys–I’ll try this soon! Thanks!

    March 6th, 2009 at 11:10 am
  2. Sarah

    Cute idea! I need to think of these come snack time. I have seen the hot dog octopus as well but have not tried it myself.

    March 6th, 2009 at 1:27 pm
  3. Katie

    These ladybugs are adorable! How fun!

    March 6th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
  4. Sharinskishe

    So delicious! I like these kind of snacks even for myself. I believe we usually snack because we are hungry and ‘real’ food snacks are better than candy and crackers in my book anyday.

    Thanks for your post and the cute photos.


    March 6th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
  5. Trish

    Hey, they look just like this one, except for the grape. I acutally like the grape better. I’m not a big marshmallow fan–too sweet for me.

    July 10th, 2009 at 1:14 pm
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    i love to toast marshmallows in the fire, they taste twice as better when they are burnt “,.

    December 14th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
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