Playful Summer Snacks!

July 10, 2017

Playful Summer Snacks!

It’s that time of year again! There are so many reasons to love summer at Smiling Button. Whether we are playing tag in “The Pinny,” sipping lemonade in “The Sunday,” or building sandcastles in “The Swing”, Summer means one thing to kids at Smiling Button: Fun! All of our dresses are designed keeping playtime in mind, which means that our snacks have to be just as playful and on-the-go as our dresses! Keep reading for healthy and creative summer snacks for your little ones!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Caterpillars aren’t just those creepy-crawly creatures anymore! At Smiling Button, they’ve taken on a new meaning: Snacks! Here’s how to make your very own hungry caterpillar:


  • One Medium green apple
  • One Mini Babybel cheese wheel
  • One fruit leather


  1. Caterpillar Body: On a cutting board, cut the apple in half. Cut one of these halves into small, centimeter-thick slices. You can make these slices as long or as short as you want. Place these slices in a winding fashion on a plate to imitate the body of a caterpillar.

  1. Caterpillar Head: Place the mini Babybel cheese wheel at the top of the “Caterpillar body” (apple slices)

  1. Caterpillar eyes and nose: Use the other half of the apple to cut out two small, round disks out of the white part of the apple (about 1 cm wide) Then, cut our three small pieces of the apple skin to use for the pupils and nose. Place the two white, small, round apple disks on top of the Babybel cheese wheel. Place the skin of the apples on the white part of the apple to create pupils, then place one under the eyes to create a nose.

  1. Caterpillar legs: With the fruit leather, cut out small L-shaped pieces (as many as you want) These l-shaped pieces represent the caterpillar’s legs. For the antenna, cut out two long, skinny strips of the fruit leather, and place these at the top of the Babybel cheese wheel.



Enjoy your healthy and yummy treat!


Sailboat Eggs

Nothing screams summer like water activities! These sailboat eggs are a playful way to kick off summer fun!    


  • Two Eggs
  • Any type of cheese block. Our favorites are Mozzarella and Cheddar!
  • Toothpicks
  1. To boil the eggs:
  • Place 4 eggs into a pot with 3/4 cup cold water. Bring the eggs and water to a boil.
  • Once the water begins to boil, turn down the heat and cover the pot.
  • Leave the heat on low with the eggs covered for about 10 minutes.
  • Uncover the eggs and drain the hot water.
  • Place the eggs into a bowl with cold water for about 10 minutes.
  • Once eggs have hardened, peel the shell off the egg.
  1. Cut the eggs in half.


  1. Cut the cheese into triangular pieces to look like a sail.

  2. Stick the toothpicks into the cheese triangles.


   5. Plate and enjoy!


Click to Shop our favorite Sailing outfit!



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