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Eat Your Worms!

Eat Your Worms!

Worms are delicious - when they're our bookworms made from crispy rice and marshmallows. Make a batch for Read Across America Day (March 2), and your child can sink her teeth into a treat while devouring a good book.


  • crispy rice cereal treats
  • butter
  • fruit leather
  • plastic wrap
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaner


  1. Whip up a batch of crispy rice cereal treats, using your favorite recipe.
  2. Using buttery hands, mold the rice mixture into worm shapes (ours are about 5 inches long).
  3. Add three strips of fruit leather to each worm, securing the overlapping ends of each strip with a dot of water.
  4. Wrap the worms in plastic wrap, then add two googly eyes.
  5. Loop a pipe cleaner around the worm's neck and twist it together at the top. Curl the ends into antennae.