Apple Ladybugs

Did you know ladybugs are also sometimes called ladybirds or lady beetles? Try this quick and fun snack that kids will enjoy making—and eating!


  • 2 red apples
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 8 thin pretzel sticks


  1. With an adult's help, slice apples in half from top to bottom and scoop out the core.
  2. Place each apple half facedown on a small plate. Carefully slice the half down the middle without making a complete cut—these halves are the wings.
  3. Dab dots of peanut butter on the back of the ladybug, and then press raisins onto the dabs for spots.
  4. Gently press two pretzel sticks into the apple make antennae.
  5. Put a little peanut butter on two raisins and stick them to the top of the antennae.