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All of my kids, a term which includes my husband, are snackers. Their perfect day would be if we ended meals altogether and simply had a never-ending snack bar that magically refilled itself (by me, of course). Our current night time routine includes getting ready for bed, followed by a snack and a bit of playtime. Here lately, we’ve been enjoying cereal as a Good Night Snack. Now that the boys are eating “big people table food”, we can stock up on the big boxes of Kellogg’s cereal, and all the kids can share. My boys sit at their high chairs and eat Fruit Loops and the marshmallows out of Apple Jacks while I put my feet up and treat myself to whatever Special K variety is my favorite for the week. The boys and I are pretty ordinary when it comes to our Good Night Snacks, but my daughter likes to wear hers. Her night time routine now includes creating these fun and easy DIY Cereal Jewelry collections, and then chowing down while she reads her favorite bedtime book. I can’t complain– it’s a great alternative to candy jewelry!
Making a cereal bracelet, necklace, or ring is easy enough for a preschooler to do on their own, so it’s a great edible kid’s craft! While my daughter thinks it’s awesome for a good night snack, it would also be fun for a slumber party with multiple girls. The only supplies required are Kellogg’s Froot Loops or Apple Jacks and elastic cord. Divide the cereal by colors into cupcake liners (this is also another great preschooler activity!).
Cut a length of elastic cord for the piece of jewelry that you are making. I would cut at least 24″ for a necklace, 8″ for a bracelet, and 2″ for a ring. Of course, this can be altered to the size of your child. After cutting the cord, let your child begin to string the cereal on the cord.
I always encourage my daughter to create a pattern, but her favorite is the rainbow ROY G. BIV pattern.
Continue stringing cereal on the cords until they are full. Tie the ends in a knot, then let your kiddo slip on their new jewelry collection and snack away!
The kids like their evening cereal snack, and it’s a great chance for me to put my feet up and breathe at the end of a long day.
Our favorite cereals include Kellogg’s Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, and Special K. Kellogg’s currently has two new varieties, Kellogg’s Jif Peanut Butter Cereal and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes, that I’m excited to pick up the next time I’m at my local Walmart checking out the cereal aisle.
Two of my boys got an unexpected trip to Walmart to pick out their own #GoodNightSnack!