Are you loving the Spring weather? It’s almost time for Easter baskets, little yellow chicks, bunny rabbits, and easy crafts with the kids. This past weekend, the kids and I decided we wanted to have a little friendly competition! Nothing too fierce – just an opportunity to see who could create the most fun little baby animal character! But what is the fun of a craft that doesn’t lead to something tasty to snack on? We gathered some Snack Packs and all the crafty ‘stuff’ I could find and got busy with our crafty creations!
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How to Create Baby Animals with Snack Packs
Oh yes, it may look like fun and games in some of these pictures, but we were pretty serious in the planning stage. What animal should we make? What color craft foam should we use? We were penciling in our ideas before taking the first cut!
We had 2 rounds to our baby animal contest. First, we did all the crafty stuff that required glue, tape, pipe cleaners and pom poms. I didn’t want to end up having sticky pom poms fall into our pudding.
- Pudding Cups
- Googly Eyes
- Foam Sheets
- Pipe Cleaners
- Glue (Hot glue gun optional)
- plastic spoons or forks
- Decide what animal you want to create. Do you want to use the foam to make the animal flat? or would you rather use the pom poms to give it body?
- Pencil your shape on the foam and cut carefully with scissors.
- Glue on googly eyes, ears, pipe cleaner antennas or other assorted pieces.
- Wrap your pudding cup to color in the body if necessary.
- When your animal is ready, tape or glue it to a plastic spoon or fork
We used a foam craft stick to wrap around the Snack Pack Pudding cup. Once we measured the width, I just stapled it together so it could slide on over the cup.
How to Create the Baby Animals with Puff Balls
- Use 2 large poof balls for the body.
- Use Foam sheets to cut out beaks, ears or feet.
- Attach Googly Eyes
Time to Add the Tasty Decorations
Once the crafty part of the creation is done, it’s time to move to Step 2! This is the tasty part of the competition! We pulled out all the ingredients we could imagine and set them out on the table.
Then the real fun began! If you have ever seen one of those cooking competitions where the contestants get a set amount of time and are turned loose to create whatever they can imagine then you kind of get an idea of how the next 15 minutes went.
Ready to have your own Baby Animal Snack Pack family Competition? Make sure you prepare for some fun and a nice mess! And what’s a competition without a winner? We officially declared the Butterfly as first place!
First place: Spring Butterfly
Second place: Little Yellow Chick
Third place: Green Frog
Which one do you think should have been the winner? Do you agree with our judge? I’d love to hear!