These cute bug themed kids snack ideas are so perfect for some backyard camping fun!

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We're continuing nature week over here at the at-home summer camp series that Bri from Parties With A Cause and I are hosting.  Today, we're both sharing fun bug themed kids snack ideas!

My little boys and I had so much fun putting together  these edible crafts and coming up with different ways to make our favorite bugs out of fruits, veggies, cream cheese, peanut butter and crackers.   

Most of our bug snacks started off with a celery stick base.  I cut the bottoms of the celery sticks off with a paring knife so that they would lay flat.

It's easiest to add the cream cheese or peanut butter to a sandwich bag and snip a whole in the corner to put together your bug themed snacks as opposed to trying to use a spoon or knife.  I used a whipped cream cheese and made sure to give it a really good stir before adding it to a sandwich bag.

The kids can then add either cream cheese or peanut butter to the celery sticks.

I think the pretzel butterflies were my favorite.  After adding peanut butter to a celery stick, Dylan placed 2 pretzels for wings and a blueberry for the head.  We also made a butterflies with a cream cheese filling, pretzel wings and either a black olive or a cherry tomato for the head. 

We also made ladybugs by spreading cream cheese onto a cracker and placing a cherry tomato with a notch cut out to look like wings, and used a black olive for the head.  Two little pieces of rosemary went into the whole of the black olive for antenna.  

Over on Parties With A Cause, Bri put together this awesome Ladybug Appetizer.

These bug snacks would also be really cute at a backyard birthday party for kids at some point. 

Although we will be sharing fun projects, activities, and recipes for kids on our blogs, we've also started a Facebook Group for parents to share ways they are keeping kids happy this summer.  I hope you will join us!

Summer Camp at Home Weekly Schedule

    • Week 1: Dinosaurs
    • Week 2: Space
    • Week 3: Nature
    • Week 4: Around the World
    • Week 5: Science
    • Week 6: Under the Sea

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That's it for these cute bug themed kids snack ideas.  Until next time!

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