Fun Paper and Pencil Snack for Back-to-School
My kids don’t start school for another week and I can’t wait. Besides the obvious reasons — Good bye, Constant Bickering! Can’t wait to see you go! — I’m looking forward to making my boys fun lunches and snacks. This Paper & Pencil Snack is a fun one to have waiting when they get home from school. I can’t wait to see their faces when I call them into the kitchen to do their homework and they find something good to eat instead.
- flour tortilla
- veggie cream cheese
- sugar snap peas
- yellow carrots (orange will work OK too)
You will also need a paring knife, vegetable peeler and blue, red and black food-safe markers.
Begin by trimming the tortilla into a long rectangle shape.
Fold it in half, then draw horizontal lines with the blue food-safe marker to resemble a sheet of loose leaf notebook paper.
Draw a red line vertically — again to mimic a piece of notebook paper. Add three “holes” to the left side to represent holes.
Unfold the tortilla and spread it with a layer of cream cheese. Chop up a few sugar snap peas and spread them on half of the tortilla. Fold it closed.
This snack works great with other cream cheese and veggie combos too. Try almost any savory flavor of cream cheese, or mix a bit of garlic and herbs into plain cream cheese. For the veggie you can use chopped pepper, grated carrots, sliced tomatoes, radishes or cucumbers. You could even make this with honey cream cheese and sliced fruit.
Now we’re going to make carrot pencils. I found some yellow carrots which work really well for this, but regular orange carrots would work too. Peel the carrots with a vegetable peeler and cut them into 3 inch chunks.
Cut the tip of each one into a point, then draw on the tip with the black food-safe marker to make it look like a pencil lead.
Put it all onto a plate and then call your kid into the kitchen to do the tastiest homework of the school year!
Published August 21, 2015. Last updated August 4, 2017.