I have a confession, one veggie I am not a huge fan of is celery, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want my kids to not like it, or at least even try it. So in the holidays, I set about creating a little celery snack for fids fun food idea, and we ended up with these little celery stick butterflies.
I’m a kitchen mum, far more comfortable in the kitchen than crafting with glitter, so these little celery stick butterflies killed 2 birds with one stone, a snack and a craft project all in one!
I filled the celery sticks with cream cheese, but you could use hummus, peanut butter or cottage cheese if you prefer. I went with frozen peas for the eyes but you could try chocolate chips to make them super tempting to kids.
I used pretzels for the wings and pretzel sticks for the antennae, but you could also finely slice carrot sticks for antennae as well.
Celery Snacks For Kids- Butterfly
Yield 4 butterflies
Celery Stick Butterflies a filled celery snack and fun food idea for kids, expose picky eaters to vegetables in a fun way
- 1 celery stick
- 4 Tbsp cream cheese
- 8 pretzels
- 4 pretzel sticks
- 8 peas
- Cut the celery stick into 4 pieces, around 4-5cm long
- I used my knife to slice a small part off the bottom of the stick, so that the bottom is round, then the celery stick won't roll around
- Fill each celery stick with approximately 1 tablespoon of cream cheese
- Snap a pretzel stick in half, place at the front of the celery stick to become antennae
- Use 2 pretzels to create the wings
- Add 2 peas for eyes
- You could easily substitute the cream cheese for any nut butter, hummus or cottage cheese. Or even a mix of grated cheese and mayo (that's how my mum used to fill them)
- You could try chocolate chips for the eyes
- Thinly sliced carrot could be the antennae