Survival Necklace

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by LAURIE

Fun for kids to make and a great way to keep them occupied. Take caution with these with younger children, especially with the string being around the neck after the necklace has been eaten.

Top Review by Queenofcamping

These were great but kept getting dirt all over them. I ended up making up the mix and putting in ziploc baggies for the kids. They loved them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 cup Cheerios toasted oat cereal or 1 -2 cup Fruit Loops cereal or 1 -2 cup apple jacks cereal (any kind with a hole in it)
  • 1 cup dried fruit or 1 cup dried bananas or 1 cup dried apple (assorted)


  1. Other supplies: 18 inches string or yarn or dental floss.
  2. Adult job is to take a knife and make a small hole in the center of each piece of fruit and to cut the string.
  3. Tie a piece of cereal to one end of the string and hand it over to the kids!
  4. Kid job is to thread the cereal and fruit onto the string.
  5. Knot the other end of the string into the first piece of cereal and tie it securely.
  6. Wear your necklace when you are hiking and as you need a snack, nibble from your necklace.
  7. Note: I recommend not using candies such as life savers in this because they get so sticky when the kids start eating the necklace and it seems to create a bigger mess and bugs too!

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