Minibeasts: Bug bites
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By Beverley Michaelearly years teacher and writer

original article published 6 April 2009

Have you ever bitten a butterfly, licked a ladybird or crunched a caterpillar? Enjoy these mouthwatering recipes for creating some minibeast munchies


Apple bugs

Peel some large eating apples, then cut them in half (one half per two children). Place them cut-side down. Provide an assortment of decorations, for example, chopped carrots, cucumber, sweetcorn, stuffed olives, chopped fruits such as pineapple, banana and kiwi, orange segments, grape halves and dried fruits such as sultanas, raisins, glacé cherries and apricots. Invite the children to make ‘apple bugs’, discussing which ingredients they will use to create their bugs. Attach the decorations using plastic cocktail sticks or small lengths of dried spaghetti for softer items.

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