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