Julie Epstein: Let's have some fun and put together a wholesome snack your kids will love.
Actually, it's two snacks that go hand in hand, caterpillar and the butterfly. It will be fun to teach your child the beautiful story of the caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly.
To make the caterpillar, you'll need round crackers, Kraft singles and raisins or currants. So we're going to start out by using our wound cookie cutters or a knife and you're going to cut out small circles of the cheese.
All right! Now Owen, is going to make - if you could do, let's see, one at the top that's for the head. Now if you could take -- I'm going to use the bigger cookie cutter and these are going to be the circles for the body of the caterpillar. Okay, we're going to need one more circle for the body. Excellent! I'll take the scraps, you take the circle, put it on the plate.
All right! I know that it doesn't look like anything yet, but hold on; we're going to make it look like a caterpillar. Okay, what we're going to do is we're going to take our round crackers and we're going to alternate between the cheese overlapping them a bit to create the long body of a caterpillar.
All right! Now we're starting to have a caterpillar on our plate. Okay, then we are going to add our two small currants for the eyes. These are little baby raisins. Now if you could just take two, put them on the face. Awesome!
Lastly, we're going to add the antennas on top of the caterpillar's head. So we're going to take a pretzel, and if you can break than in half Owen, just put on top. And voila! A yummy caterpillar.
Now we're going to make our butterfly. Here is what you're going to need. You're going need your Kraft singles, your baby carrots and some of those are going to be sliced into rounds, thin pretzel sticks and butterfly shape cookie cutters and also we have some currants or raisins. Now if you don't have a butterfly shape cookie cutter not to worry, we're going to show you what you can do instead.
Okay, so first we're going to take our pieces of Kraft singles, press hard and there you have your beautiful butterfly shapes. I'm going to put those right here on the plate. All right! Now, if you don't have your cookie cutters what you're going to do is you can cut out a heart and instead of making a point at the bottom of the heart you're going to make a blunt edge. That's going to be the wing.
Now you can let your child make the other wing and you can out the wings together with the baby carrot in the middle. So we're going to take our baby carrots. You want to take one? I'm going to put them right in the centre. Okay, and that's going to be the body.
Now we all know butterflies have amazing gorgeous patterns on their wings. We're going to decorate our butterfly's wings with carrot rounds and with our currants and this is really fun; you can do it however you want to. So I'm going to cut up some carrots, and if you want to begin actually, sweetie, you can just put those right on the wings as you would like. I'm going to add my little rounds like that. That butterfly has a really cool design.
All right! Lastly we're going to take two thin pretzel sticks and we're going to break them in half. Put them on top for the antennas. There you go. Your kids will not only enjoy making this fun snack with you, but they're going to love eating it. Enjoy!