Eat & Play Better with Kids at Home

Did your local store run out of everything, including your kid’s favorite cereal? Why not make some of your own? Let’s face it — half of the appeal comes from the colors, and the homemade version can put you back in control of your kid’s sugar intake. Thus, win-win!

Make Your Own Fruit Loops

DIY Fruit Loop
DIY Fruit Loop

Photo by: @jugandoyjugando.ando

QK tally: 2 ingredients


  • Cheerios
  • food coloring
  • Ziploc bags
  • spoons and bowls
  • (just a little) patience


  1. For each color: Add 5 drops of food coloring to 2 tsp of water, and pour the solution to a Ziplock bag of Cheerios (roughly a cup). Seal the bag and shake!
  2. Pour the colored Cheerios onto a baking sheet (or a lined surface) to dry.
  3. Wait…patiently. (Perfectiming to do complete another activity!)
  4. After the colored Cheerios are dry, you (I mean your kids) can start mix and match to form their unique creation!

Special tip:

  • For the extra adventurous and health-conscious, we suggest trying fruit juice instead of the food coloring water. Although to be honest, we have not tried and cannot advise on the ratio.

What have you tried & how did it turn out? Comment below and let us know!

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