Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Easter Treats: Butterfly Candy Treat Bags


Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Treats: Butterfly Candy Treat Bags

DIY Butterfly Candy Treat Bags perfect for Easter, birthdays or any holiday occasion. #ad #Nestle #SweeTarts
Easter is right around the corner, so today I'm sharing a cute DIY candy craft perfect to add to your kids Easter baskets. My family loves SweeTarts candies, so I was excited to partner with Nestle to create an easy and fun Easter craft featuring their Limited Edition SweeTart Easter Candies.

I had two candy crafts in mind, but needed to check out the candy packaging to settle on which idea. Once I had the candy I decided on these adorable
Butterfly Candy Treat Bags. These easy Butterfly Treat Bags are perfect for holidays, classroom parties or birthday parties. All the kids will love this fun edible treat. 

This candy craft is super simple to make, so get your kids involved. They will have a blast painting and decorating their butterfly's and filling their treat bags to their liking. I used a combination of paint and colored pom poms to decorate each of the butterflies.

I filled the treat bags with a variety of 
 the Nestle's Limited - Edition SweeTarts CandiesSoft Bites Bunnies, Chicks and Ducks, Sour Bunny Gummies and Soft and Chewy Ropes. I also love that  the SweeTarts  candies are free of  artificial flavors and colors, which you don't find in most candies anymore.  💮 🐤


These are the supplies you'll need to make Butterfly Treat Bags: 

  • Wooden Clothes Pins
  • Pastel Colored Acrylic Paints
  • Small Brushes or Q-Tips
  • Small Colored Pom Poms
  • Ziplock Zipper Snack Size Bags 
  • Assorted Nestle Easter SweeTarts Candy
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
  • Tacky Glue or Hot Glue

Start by painting and decorating the clothespins however you want (let the kids have fun with this part). Let the clothespins dry for at least one hour or overnight (hooked onto a hanger) before assembling.  


When the clothes pins are dry glue on pom poms (if using) and two  googly eyes onto each clothespin. Cut one pipe cleaner in half, bend and glue on the back and top of each clothespin (I glued them on one side of the clothes pin on the inside where it opens). Bend or curl the pipe cleaners on each end to make antennas. 

Fill each a Zipper bag with candy (I used sandwich bags so mine were half full).  If using zipper sandwich bags fold the top of the bags (where the zipper is) inward and then roll the bags up to the candy. 


Securely attach one clothespin to each candy bag. If using snack size zipper bags just fold the zipper top over and attach the clothespin to the bag and you're done.

 These Butterfly Treat Bags are simple to put together and so adorable when finished. 

Nestle's Limited Edition SweetTart Easter Candies can be found at retailers nationwide.  For more great ideas visit SweeTarts 0n  FacebookTwitter and Instagram. 


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 Note:  A  few non candy bag filler ideas for toddlers and small children. Goldfish crackers, grapes, dry cereal, small pretzels, animal crackers or pastel colored mini marshmallows.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestlé SweeTARTS. The opinions and text are all mine.


12 comments:

Diana said... #

I love this!! My son wants to bring treats in to his daycare and these will be perfect because he can help me decorate them! I have to go out and find those SweetTart bunnies too... they're adorable looking!

Chasity said... #

These would be great for my son's upcoming Spring party at school! Very simple and cute!

Amanda said... #

I love this! I do this kind of things with my kids all the time and will definitely be doing the butterflies! So cute and creative!

Danik said... #

I can see the ideal to children and what a great way to have at a party or something similiar. Not sure if I want to give my child candy as she thinks candy is apples, bananas etc :D Crazy kiddo.

LisaLisa said... #

OMGoodness this is soooo cute! I'm going to make these for my little kids, I can just see them smiling from ear to ear with excitement. This is cool and very creative!

Jenn said... #

These looks super cute. I'm not crafty at all so I never would have thought to make these. I'm sure my granddaughters would really enjoy them.

Colleen said... #

Oh, how adorable and so very clever idea. How sweet these would be for school children to hand out at Valentine's Day
My grand daughter will enjoy making these.
Thank you

MrsTee said... #

This is such a fun and cute idea!! Love it - very unique.

Marsha Baker said... #

Adorable ideas...simple too! Pinning! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Cheryl Lang said... #

These are soooo cute! I bet the kids would love these treats! Very creative!

Catvills said... #

These butterfly candy treat bags are so cute! These would be great not only for Easter but also for a butterfly/nature themed birthday party. I will share this with my cousin. Her daughter will be turning 4 years old this May. I will suggest that she make these butterfly candy treat bags for the kids.

Courtney said... #

These are adorable, and they look like they're within my reach...I'm not much of a crafter but I can totally do this.