Backyard Bugs

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! You don’t have to dig in the dirt for these adorable (and tasty!) bite-size bugs.

Ingredients for Ladybugs

  • Round crackers
  • Cheese
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Candy eyes
  • Icing gel


  1. Top each cracker with a round piece of cheese.
  2. Cut grape tomatoes in half, and place two halves on the cheese and cracker.
  3. Cut black olives in half, and place one piece on top of the tomato as shown.
  4. Place two candy eyes on top of the black olive, using icing gel as an adhesive.

Ingredients for Butterflies

  • Celery stalks
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini pretzels
  • Candy eyes


  1. Rinse and cut celery stalks into 3-inch pieces.
  2. Spread peanut butter in the middle of each piece of celery.
  3. Insert two mini pretzels into the peanut butter to make butterfly wings.
  4. Place two candy eyes in the peanut butter, toward the top of each stalk.

Ingredients for Caterpillars

  • Green or red grapes
  • Wooden skewers
  • Icing gel
  • Candy eyes


  1. Rinse grapes and pat dry.
  2. Carefully thread about 10 grapes onto each skewer.
  3. Using the icing gel, add two candy eyes to the head of the caterpillar. Don't forget to draw a smile!