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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fruit Remix on the Original Candy Necklace

We love all things edible here at Peas HQ! This is a fun crafty project you can do with your kids on a rainy afternoon or whenever their friends come over. Here is our healthy version of those edible Sweet Tart necklaces & bracelets. Instead of those sugar rounds why not string snacks you would rather your kids eat?!

* elastic craft string
* plastic craft needle
* stringable foods:
  • cheerios
  • dried fruits like
    • mangoes, cut into 1/2 inch peices
    • apples, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • raisins
    • cherries
  • licorice, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • mini marshmallows
  • popcorn

For the younger kids you may want to make bracelets instead of necklaces for safety reasons.
Start with about an 8 inch length of elastic craft string for a bracelet and 14 inches for a necklace.

Thread one item on the string and double-knot the string to it.

Let your children continue threading the ingredients you have gathered onto the string.

When they've filled it, knot the ends together. Now they have a necklace to wear and a snack to nibble!

For more kids' food crafts, check out this site.

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