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Snacking is a really big part of our lives, probably more than it should be. The girl just started kindergarten, and she often comes home both hungry and wanting an activity to do before supper.
I’m starting to think about more ways to combine a snack and a craft, as I did recently with the new Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding cups and a Create a Creature craft.
You’ll find the pudding cups — in chocolate and s’mores flavors — in the corner of the refrigerated pudding and yogurt section. While you’re at Walmart, pick up some craft materials to make your creatures if you need them. I got some googly eyes, sparkly jewels and glittery pipe cleaners to add to materials we already had at home. And pick up a copy of All You’s September/October issue to find a 55 cent off coupon.
Making a Creature Craft Container
Before the girl got home from school, I collected different materials to be used in the project, such as:
- plastic lids
- glue, tape and scissors
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- jewels and stickers
I put these in a blue bucket we already had at home and printed out a quick “Create a Creature” sign for the bucket (using the font Doctor Soos for a little extra fun).
Making Your Creatures
First, eat the pudding. You were waiting for that part, right? It’s SO good, rich and creamy, you and your kids will love it.
Create your creatures. The girl started with cutting out clothing to make a little person, then made one with feathers and used craft sticks to try to make it stand up.
I made one with googly eyes and a pompom and plastic lid hat.
She played with this for a long time, which is always great when you’re trying to get supper on the table. You just might have to use a different table if your child has spread out all their craft supplies to make creatures!
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What do you do to keep kids entertained before supper? I’d love to hear your thoughts!