You should have heard the groans when I told my daughter that Christmas break was over and it was time to go back to school. But her groans quickly turned to joy when she started talking about seeing her friends and the silly little things I love to make for her lunches. She loves when I turn her snacks into something else and leave little love notes for her. One day she will start rolling her eyes at them, but, until then, I am going to embrace the fun.
We are in full on Valentine’s mode in our house already and we are having so much fun. I love Valentine’s Day. We don’t go out, we stay in and we make a special dinner all together. We give each of our girls a small gift and make their lunches special. I love that this holiday is about love and kindness. We don’t go over the top, we just make sure that everyone feels loved and appreciated. This year, I have been working on ideas for the days leading up to Valentines in my daughter’s lunches and we fell in love with these little love bugs. They are so easy to make! They would be perfect for a Valentine’s Party in a class or just for fun!
You will need:
- Vanilla Snack Pack®
- red, white and pink pipe cleaners
- red, white and pink small pom-poms
- red, white and pink foam or foam hearts
- small googly eyes
- hot glue
Using either hearts cut out from the foam or use pre-cut heart shapes, hot glue 2 hearts to the bottom of each Snack Pack®.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold each segment in half. Hot glue the folded segment to the back of the Snack Pack®.
Hot glue a pom-pom to the top of each end of the pipe cleaner. Add googly eyes and a smaller heart nose to the front. Finish the Love Bug by writing a sweet note to your love bug on the back and you have a super sweet lunch treat!
This winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack® is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack®. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest (pinterest.com/snackpack) and Facebook (facebook.com/SnackPackPudding).
** All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.
What is your favorite Snack Pack® mix-in?
Molly O'Connor says
Aw I love that y'all make a special dinner on Valentine's day! I would've gobbled those right up!!
~Have a lovely day!
First of all, I love those vanilla pudding snack cups! What a cute idea for kids on Valentine's Day! My son & I will have a blast trying this for ourselves.
Lydia Filgueras says
Vanilla pudding is my favorite. I think those cups are so cute! I'd like to make some for my little love bug 🙂
Allie Kunze says
These are just perfect for Valentine's Day. And there just so stinkin' cute!
Emily Glover says
Ok these are seriously so so cute! Great idea!
Hannah Adkins says
Aww! These little snack pack bugs are so cute! This would be a great thing for make to make during childrens church!
Claire C says
Oh wow! These are super cute! I love the love heart nose 🙂 You are very creative!
ana de jesus says
Aw now this is too damn cute. Your lovebugs are adorable what gave you the inspiration to create them apart from being V-Day appropriate?
Lauren Richardson says
Those are the cutest snack packs ever!! I really want to start doing some fun crafts with my toddler, and this one seems easy enough! Thanks for sharing!
Six Time Mommy TEST says
Oh how cute! I love making my kiddos snacks a little bit more fun for them to enjoy. I think they'd love this! – Jeanine
Those are so cute and perfect for Valentine's Day! I am trying to collect a few fun things the kids and I can do. This one looks great!
krystle cook says
My kindergarten would love these. Especially since I tend to call him and his brother bug 🙂
Cathy Mini says
These little Snack Pack love bugs are super stinking cute!!! I'd love to sit down and make this craft with my niece. Great idea! Pinning for later 🙂
Stacey D says
My kids love Snack Pack puddings! This will be a fun little treat to put together for them.
What a fun idea. Either to make for kids or to have kids make themselves.
Deb Clem-Buckert says
What a great idea for Valentine's Day! I think the older kids should make these themselves.
Laci Carlson says
These are to cute and perfect for a class 😉 Laci
Aw, these are adorable. I want to surprise the girls with this snack. Thanks for the idea!
Yona Williams says
I don't know why, but I've been seeing a lot of things that are using googly eyes. This is a really cute craft for the kiddies to do. I haven't had a snack pack in a long time.
Cara (Kindly Unspoken) says
What an adorable and simple Valentine's Day craft. These would be perfect for my son's Kindergarten class. Thanks for sharing!
Valerie Lewis says
How cute are these?! SO fun to put in school lunches!
S Marie says
These are adorable and fun little treats! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!