Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

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!


Most Helpful

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.

Queenofcamping March 24, 2007

Have you ever had a duuuh kind of moment? I did when I saw this could I have forgotten about these little gems? My girls were happy as clams making these...and the fruit idea, so smart. However next time I'm gonna get a few of those dull needles that are big enough for yarn (the name escapes me) and thread them, the fruit just kept breaking on me. Excellent for church as well!!! This is going to be a well used recipe this summer!

startnover July 19, 2006

This is a cute idea but I wonder can you make this with string licorice also.. that way the kids if they are young won't choke and can eat the whole necklace. Thanks for a great idea.

faith58 April 10, 2006

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