Kitchen Crafts

Veggie Bugs

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Have fun making snacks that look like ladybugs.

ladybug cracker snack

Illustrations by Thomas Child

1/3 cup cottage cheese

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper or seasoned salt

12 butter-flavored crackers

6 cherry tomatoes

6 pitted ripe olives

24 pieces of fresh chive, about 2 inches (5 cm) long

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.

  2. Mix the cottage cheese and seasoning in a small bowl.

  3. Spread the mixture on crackers.

  4. Have an adult help cut each tomato in half and then cut each half in half again.

  5. Place two quarters on each cracker for the ladybug wings.

  6. Have an adult help you cut each olive in half crosswise. Place one half olive on each cracker for the ladybug heads.

  7. Place two chives into each olive for ladybug antennae.