Make Your Own Bugs From Nestle Cereal

Nestle Cereals embarks on a nationwide tour, with a giant 10ft Cereal caterpillar –  made from Shreddies, Shredded Wheat and Nesquik. This is to highlight the challenges parents face in ensuring that their children get the vitamins and minerals they need.  The huge creation was created by food artist Prudence Staite to show how nutritious cereal can be.

According to new research from Nestlé Cereals, 47% of children have munched on creepy crawlies from the garden, yet 71% refuse to eat a plate of greens! Bugs that topped the list included: worms, caterpillars and snails.

Jak tasting a BBQ bamboo worm
Jak tasting a BBQ bamboo worm

And whilst bugs do indeed contain vitamins, minerals and fibre (!), the #CerealCaterpillar shows that a bowl of Nestle Breakfast Cereals is an easier way for children to get the good stuff they need.

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We have been set a challenge to get creative with the children and make our own bug sculptures at home, made from crafts and cereal.

The boys decided on creating a butterfly and a ladybird.

To make a Cereal Butterfly, you will need:

  • A selection of nestle cereal – we used Cheerios and Golden Nuggets
  • Food dye – however many colours that you desire
  • A Big Cereal Box – to cut the shape out
  • Glue
  • Zip lock bag
  • Black paint
  • Glitter
  • Googly eyes and pipe cleaners
  • Scissors

First we used a cereal box to cut out a butterfly shape and painted it black. Then we sprinkled some gold glitter on it whilst it was still wet. Leave to dry.

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Then we used the zip lock bags to dye the cereal. Place some cereal in the bag along with some food dye, close and shake. Once the cereal is covered, lay them out onto a baking sheet to dry.

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Now its time to decorate the butterfly

All ready to decorate
All ready to decorate
Add glue to where you want the cereal
Add glue to where you want the cereal
Finish the butterfly with googly eyes and pipe cleaners
Finish the butterfly with googly eyes and pipe cleaners

We added some crunched up chocolate shreddies to the body. Leave to dry. You now have a colourful Cereal Butterfly to hang in your window.

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We had lots of the colourful cereal left which the boys had for their breakfast, they loved seeing the milk change colour.

Next my son wanted to make a ladybird that he could eat.

To make a Marshmallow Ladybird, You will need:

  • Nestle Cheerios
  • Red food dye
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Pan
  • Spoon
  • Icing sugar
  • Black food dye

First we melted 40g butter in a pan with some red food dye and added in a bag of marshmallows

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In a bowl, pour in the marshmallow mixture and add in some Cheerios, Stir until all the Cheerios are covered.

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Now you need to mold the mixture into oval shapes, for the shape of the ladybird body. Place in the fridge to set.

Make up some black icing and add some decoration onto the ladybird body.

Leave the dry and then they are ready to eat

We had lots of fun creating our Cereal Bugs, they may not be as big as the Cereal Caterpillar but we think that they are just as cute!

What do you think of out Cereal Creations?

We was sent some boxes of Nestle Cereal and a craft pack to create our Cereal bugs, no payment has been received. This post is our entry into the Nestle Creepy Crawly Campaign, along with a selection of other bloggers to win a £100 voucher

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