DIY: Snack Monsters

I saw this idea on Pinterest, but there was NO instructions on how to do these (hate when there is just a picture and no instructions).  So I set out to make it up as I went for my kids birthday as there are kids who can’t have sugar, allergic to peanut butter and chocolate, to make a snack everyone could have.

For each Snack Monster, you’ll need:

  • Juice box (using a bag will not work)
  • Single serving apple sauce with a metal lid (missing from picture)
  • 2 mini boxes of raisins
  • plastic spoon
  • strip of licorice
  • rubber band
  • 2 eyes

You will also need a glue gun to make the monster.

 

 

 

To make these, I started out by gluing the eyes on the applesauce containers.  We used Elmers glue. I found though as I was putting them in the box to take them to school for my kids, the eyes were coming off.  So I would suggest using the glue gun to adhere these.

Put the glue on the eye, then on the applesauce container so as not to put a whole in the container.

Next, take the juice box and 2 mini raisin boxes and glue the raisin boxes to the juice box.  I spread them into a bit of a V to make them look like feet.

Once those have dried, you can put glue on the metal part of the applesauce and assemble this onto the juice box (make sure the feet and eyes are going in the correct direction!)

Note:  If you used a plastic fruit container without metal, you run the risk of the heat of the glue gun putting a hole in the fruit making a mess and not fun).

The last 2 pieces to assemble once everything is dry is are the licorice and the spoon.  Take the rubber-band and licorice and weave them a bit so the the arms (again facing the right way) poke out the front and are held by the rubber-band.  Place the spoon in the back, secured by the rubber-band.

 

When you are done, you will have a small snack monster army.  This is great alternative to cupcakes for birthdays and snack time when it’s your turn to bring in a snack.

I want to say it took me 1-2 hours to complete, we made 25 of them.  The hardest part, was getting the same of everything (you know kids will fuss over who has what) and I thought I could use Capri Sun and it was not a hard enough surface for the applesauce.

The kids helped, assemble the eyes, and feet, so that added into the amount of time it took as well, but they had fun!  And a healthy alternative to cupcakes!


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Comments

  1. Love this! A must for my next birthday party. Pinned and shared!

  2. very cute THANKS for all the details!!!

  3. omg how cute are those snack monsters

  4. What a cute idea for a play-date. I can imagine the kiddos having a great time putting these together.

  5. Very cute! Our school system has very strict guidelines about what you’re able to bring into school, but most of that looks like it’s on the “safe snack list”. I’m sure your kids loved them!

  6. how cute are these!

  7. How cool are those little monsters! What a great idea!

  8. Tammy Marie Markham says:

    i think that these would be fun for the kids to make for Halloween or anytime for themselves or even to take to school for a holiday party. Thank you.

  9. kimberly bhatti says:

    very cute idea! My son has allergies and would absolutely love this!

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