Butterfly Snack Bags  are a creative and fun way to package snacks for school.

I like to send  them for my son’s preschool class because the kids love getting to play with their butterflies, and the teacher can use left-over butterfly clothespins for displaying artwork!

Butterfly Snack Bags

Butterfly Snack Bags

Here’s what you need to make Butterfly Snack Bags:

  • Snack size zip top bags
  • Clothespins
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter & other embellishments
  • Glue
  • Snacks

The best thing to do is get all of the clothespins painted first.  We clipped ours onto the edge of a craft supply bin while painting them.

While the clothespins are drying,  fill the snack bags with snacks such as cereal, pretzels and grapes.

Glue a pipe cleaner  to the back of the clothespin, bend the ends to look like butterfly “antennae.”

Decorate the clothes pins with glitter, sequins, paint and anything else their creative minds can think of!  Let them dry completely.

Butterfly Snack Bags

To make the butterfly shape,  simply spread the snack inside the bag out to each side and pinch the middle of the bag.

Slide the clothespin up over the middle and let go.  The clothespin will pinch the bag in the middle creating what looks like butterfly wings.   The decorated clothespin is the “body” of the butterfly!

Butterfly Snack Bags

Butterfly Snack Bags

Fun, right? If you can’t send homemade snacks to school, try doing this with a bag of goldfish instead. It turns out super-cute, too!

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Take a look at this easy painting of beautiful butterflies!

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