Nature Snacks: Edible Crafts for Kids
June 17, 2020
Hedgehog cheeseball on plate

Nature Snacks: Edible Crafts for Kids

Nature snacks for kids can come in a variety of ways and themes.

Do your kids like insects? Perfect. There's a snack for that!

Flowers? Yep. Gotcha covered there too.

Less garden and more woodland? Done and done.

Check out a dozen darling nature inspired snack ideas for you to create then EAT!

12+ Nature Snack Ideas

  1. Flower Tarts
  2. Jello Worms in Dirt
  3. Ladybug Veggie Tray
  4. Fruit Caterpillar
  5. Apricot Bees
  6. Fruit Flowers
  7. Veggie Insects
  8. Pretzel Butterflies
  9. Animal Toast
  10. Homemade Goldfish Crackers
  11. Strawberry Mushrooms
  12. Chocolate Acorns
  13. Hedgehog Cheeseball

1. Flower Tarts

Fruit tarts that look like flowers

How pretty are these flower fruit tarts from Homemade Lovely!? They look like they'd be hard to make but they aren't! Check out how easy.

2. Jello Worms in Dirt

Nature snacks: Realistic looking Jello worms in pail of dirt dessert

Dirt dessert is a CLASSIC that never gets old and adding the realistic looking Jello worms is awesome! From Food Meanderings.

3. Ladybug Veggie Tray Nature Snack

Ladybug appetizer veggie tray by Salt Lake party stylist

How EASY is this darling ladybug appetizer veggie tray? It doesn't have to take a lot of work to make healthy food fun!

4. Fruit Caterpillar

Hungry caterpillar on white plate made from fruit

This fruit caterpillar by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons is the spitting image of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar! I love that it's all made from fruit and so simple to recreate.

5. Apricot Bees

Nature snacks: Apricot bees with chocolate stripes

I can hardly get over the buzz about these apricot bees from The Cookie Fairy! How cute are these!? And not too hard to make either.

If you're planning a bee party, Momma to BEE baby shower, or what will it BEE gender reveal – these are the perfect nature snack for you!

6. Fruit Flowers

Nature Snacks: Edible flowers made from fruit

Another simple but elegant fruit flower display courtesy of Parents Magazine. Love how easy these would be for any summer party.

7. Veggie Insects

Edible insects made from fruits and veggies on cutting board

These veggie insects from I Love Vegan may look complicated but this food art is not too difficult to recreate. A few fruits and veggies arranged just so and you've created a magical world of insects to explore!

8. Pretzel Butterflies

Pretzel butterflies with fruit leather on grass

How about these sweet little pretzel butterflies from Bitz n Giggles? Love the colorful fruit leather wings.

9. Animal Toast

Animal toasts with fun fruit and nut butter details

If PBJ's are a daily occurrence in your house, try mixing things up with these animal toasts by All She Cooks.

10. Homemade Goldfish Crackers {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten free homemade fish crackers

We have goldfish cracker lovers in our house and I'm guessing you might too! But what about your gluten-free friends? Even tried to MAKE your own crackers? This recipe for allergy free goldfish crackers from Strength and Sunshine is as fun as it is delicious.

11. Strawberry Mushrooms

Strawberry "mushrooms" on straws in moss

You cannot get any easier than these strawberry mushrooms! Perched atop a Paper Eskimo straw in fallen logs and moss, this is the best woodland – fairy garden – snack I've seen yet!

12. Chocolate Acorns

Chocolate acorns and cookies: nature snacks

A little sweet treat with these chocolate acorns. So easy and fun we should probably make them often! Check out the rest of the wood party from Your Bella Fiesta.

13. Hedgehog Cheeseball

Hedgehog cheeseball on plate

This little hedgehog cheeseball from Kenzie's Events is almost too cute to eat! Adding the almond slices is a labor of love but totally worth it when you end up with this!

Nature Snacks for the Win

Do you have a favorite from our list of nature snacks? I think my next snack craft will have to be apricot bees! Aren't they the sweetest? I absolutely love them! Hope you try out a few of these and if you do, let us know what you think!

Then share it and tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love seeing all your hard work! 

Summer Camp Activities: Week 3

Explore nature during out at-home summer camp and keep your kids busy most of the summer! We've got 6 weeks worth of crafts, activities, snack ideas, exercise recommendations, books suggestions, and even themed tv show and movie ideas.

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Did you miss DINOSAUR WEEK?

Check out the Dinosaur Activity Ideas

And Dinosaur Food Ideas

Did you miss SPACE WEEK?

Check out the Space Activity Ideas

And Space Food Ideas

Up next….Week 4: AROUND THE WORLD

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  1. Natalie Mayhew

    I’m seriously dying over these fabulously cute food crafts! I want to make them for me too!

    • Brianna Adams

      I think adults would actually appreciate them even more than the kids. At least we realize the amount of effort that goes into it! But yes, food art is way more fun to eat!


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