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Cute Snacks Kids Can Make

smiley face from peas and mac and cheese

I love that Emma can find a face in anything – even mac and cheese with peas! Recently she has branched out into cute food!

Here she used marshmallows, a soybean, and a “c” alphabet cookie to make faces on pumpkin pancakes for Johnny and Lily:

Johnny and Lily excited about the snack their big sister made them

I love how thrilled they are with their sister’s creations! She loves watching them, too!

Emma, thrilled to see her siblings' reactions

I think these toothpick, marshmallow, and whipped cream pancake guys are awesome – they have so much personality!

pancake guys

The kids also made pyramids out of toothpicks and marshmallows with a little help from Mike. Great fine motor skills practice:

marshmallows and toothpicks - great fine motor skills practice

And three kids very proud of their creations! Which they thoroughly enjoyed eating (well, the marshmallows, not the toothpicks) afterwards!

marshmallow and toothpick pyramids

Do you have cute food posts for kids? I’m sure Emma would love to have some inspiration!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

18 thoughts on “Cute Snacks Kids Can Make”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    Emma is so creative! Love the mac&cheese&peas especially, and the whipped cream pancake guys are particularly whimsical.

    She might enjoy one of my kids’ favourites: tortillas (any colour) with a contrasting filling, rolled up and then cut into cross-sections which look like spirals. We highly recommend spinach tortillas spread with grated carrots mixed with cream cheese.

    1. I love your tortilla snack idea! Full of veggies, too!

      Will definitely try with Emma – she’ll love it! Thank you! =)

      1. Elisa | blissfulE

        You’re welcome! We call them “cream cheese spirals.” :) They are great to bring along to parties and things, too.

  2. I need to let my girls try out the marshmallows and toothpicks soon. And I love your pancake faces. That would be something different to do with our pancakes on our Breakfast for Dinner Thursdays. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I do but I am not sure if I have pictures. Have you seen those books where they make all sorts of things out of real fruit. They are kids books and they are seriously so cool, your kids would love them. O.K. I just googled it, the books are by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers, your library might have it.

  4. Oh that is so cute! My kids haven’t really discovered making faces yet. They do love to make marshmallow and toothpick designs. I suspect that’s more so they can sneak some marshmallows.

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