Will you be celebrating National Kite Flying Month? If so, you may want to think about sneaking a holiday inspired snack into your children’s lunch sacks. There are several different munchies that you could utilize for such an occasion. Here’s a brief look at some of my favorites:
In my experience, kites are like flying pieces of colorful artwork. Therefore, you may want to include those elements into your child’s snacks as well. I have found that one of the easiest ways to do that is to make kite shaped, rainbow sandwiches. In order to assemble them, you’ll need to make rainbow bread and buy a kite cookie cutter.
To my knowledge, there are two different types of kite cookie cutters on the market today. One comes with a tail piece and the other does not. Both are often sold through restaurant and confectionary supply companies for a modest fee. Personally, I’d suggest going with the tail piece cutter. In my opinion, they tend to make cool looking snacks. Once you have it on hand, cut the rainbow bread into kite shapes. Then build the sandwiches with the fillings of your choice.
Crackers, Pretzels and Cheese
Don’t want to serve sandwiches? You could always give the kids items that they could use to create edible kites of their own. I have found that Triscuits, mini pretzel sticks and squeeze cheese work well in that regard. They can use beads of squeeze cheese to attach the pretzel sticks to the crackers.
As far as the kite tails go, you could also throw in a few celery tassels and sliced pimentos into the mix. The celery tassels make awesome tails and the pimentos make suitable ribbons. If your children despise celery, carrot curls or alfalfa sprouts make super substitutes.
Homemade Granola, Fruit and Yogurt Kites
Do your kids love homemade granola bars, fruit leather and yogurt? Well then, you may want to convert them into a themed snack. Just whip up a batch of your favorite granola bars. Then use a diamond shaped cookie cutter to create the kite’s body. Next, drizzle melted yogurt chips in assorted colors on one side of each diamond.
While the yogurt firms up, cut the fruit leather into thin strips. They will represent the kite’s tail. Afterward, use a dab of melted yogurt or royal icing to affix one fruit leather strip to each diamond shape. Once it hardens into place, serve the granola kites to your kiddos.
Source: Personal Experience
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