Mornings in our house are always crazy. I am running 90 to nothing, even when I get everything ready the night before. I have just come to the realization that I need to give myself a little extra time to chase my toddler around my house. During the week, we don’t always have the time to sit down and eat breakfast. One of the ways I try and make mornings faster is choosing quick meal options.
I have tried pre-made breakfast options but my daughter loves cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios are her favorite. I am sure the other mamas out there can relate. Cheerios are like the mom staple when it comes to a child’s diet and one of the first things we introduce in the weaning stages. They are made with real honey, oats and are gluten-free. They are a great alternative to candy rewards for potty training and I heard make great toilet targets for the boy moms out there.
I have come up with a breakfast DIY for the little one in your life. This not only feeds them breakfast in a new and fun way but it also provides entertainment while mommy gets herself put together for the day. That combo is a great one for me especially since morning can be challenging sometimes.
As an added bonus, this month Honey Nut Cheerios has partnered with Universal Pictures to feature an in-pack giveaway of characters from the upcoming movie The Secret Life of Pets. You have the chance to collect 6 different key chains from the movie. My little one was delighted to receive Snowball and immediately turned the keychain into a bracelet. She cannot wait to see the movie which is in theaters nationwide on July 8, 2016 and every time we see the commercial she reminds me again.
DIY Layered Snack Necklace
- Cheerios (Honey Nut, Multi-Grain, or Regular)
- Cut a long piece that will fit over the child’s head
- Cut 2 smaller pieces for the layers
- String Cheerios across the bottom until the spot where you would like the layer to start.
- String Cheerios on one of the smaller pieces and tie to both sides of the longer piece – leaving no room in between last Cheerios and layer
- String a couple of Cheerios on each side and repeat step above
- When you fill the string completely, tie together and you are all set.
This DIY is so easy to do in advance, great for the mom on-the-go, nice as a party favor, a fun craft to do with your child, or even a great snack to wear to the movies to see The Secret Life of Pets. Cheerios has partnered with me to offer all my readers a $1 off coupon here. And if you love The Secret Life of Pets you can create your own PetEmoji online here .
Even the baby needed her own Cheerios Snack Necklace- LOL. I hope you find this craft as convenient as I do as a busy mom! Have a safe holiday weekend and hope you make it out to see the movie, I know we will!