Butterfly Clothespin Preschool Snack

Butterfly Preschool Snack

It’s officially Spring, and today I’m sharing the perfect springtime snack for preschool classes! Our school requires that all snacks be store-bought and remain in their original packaging, so I’m always looking for ways to dress them up for the kids in Andrew’s class. This month, I used clothespins to make this Butterfly Preschool Snack.

I can’t wait to share these snacks with Andrew’s classmates. They do a lot of clothespin “work” at his Montessori school, so this will fit perfectly into their lessons.

Butterfly Preschool Snack

Makes 12 snacks

1 pkg Goldfish Snack Packs (12 individual packs)
12 rubber bands
12 clothespins
6 pipe cleaners
24 googly eyes (I used 5mm eyes)
Paint in assorted colors
72 small pom-poms in assorted colors
Hot glue gun with glue sticks


Butterfly Preschool Snack-2.jpg

Use a rubber band to create “wings” with a package of goldfish crackers by wrapping it around the middle of the snack pack.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-1.jpg

Paint one side of each clothespin and allow to dry completely. I painted some green, some orange, some blue, and some purple.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-3.jpg

Once the paint has dried, use hot glue to attach the pom-poms on top of the paint. I was able to fit six pom-poms onto each clothespin.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-4.jpg

Attach two googly eyes using hot glue.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-5.jpg

Cut each pipe cleaner in half. You’ll need 1/2 for each butterfly. Fold the piece of pipe cleaner in half and attach to the inside of the clothespin using hot glue. Make sure that the excess doesn’t glue the clothespin shut.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-6.jpg

Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner for antennae.

Attach the clothespin butterfly to the wings by sticking it through the rubber band.

Butterfly Preschool Snack-7Butterfly Preschool Snack-10

Aren’t they cute?

What are some of your favorite snacks to send to school?


Click here to see more of my favorite Healthy Preschool Snacks.



  1. Beautiful!

Leave a reply


DMCA.com Protection Status