It is SO hard to get my kids to eat anything, especially dinner! This Spider Spaghetti is so much fun and so easy to make! I love that it only takes 4 main ingredients to put it all together!
October is here and it is time to celebrate Halloween! We like to have fun making Halloween creatures, like spooky spiders and ghosts!
Here is a fun way to get dinner going on a fun Halloween night or just any night you are trying to help your kids eat!
- Noodles ( I used linguine noodles)
- Spaghetti Sauce (I use pizza sauce)
- Meatballs (Check out Matilda’s Meatball Recipe below!)
First, cook Noodles, then cut 4 long noodles in half into 8 pieces.
Next, heat up the red sauce.
Then, cook meatballs.
Put your spaghetti spider together!
If you want the kids to craft their own food (with your help), you can prep the kids plate with carrot eyes/teeth, sauce with a spoon for them to spread it, and noodles and meatball to create their own Spider Spaghetti creations!
First, put the sauce on plate, then the meatball for Spider body. Add 8 noodles for spider legs.
Next, you can add Carrot for teeth, and slice them into a little circles for eyes.
You could have them add….parmesan, or mozzarella cheese.
They loved the meatballs, so I had a bunch extra on hand.
Serve with a smile because mom you just made their day fun!
Matilda’s Meatball Recipe:
Dinner time can be crazy, so I jump on it when my kids have a fun idea for dinner that is simple and tasty for the whole family!
My Matilda loves spaghetti and meatballs. So, I had to learn to make these and she loved learning with me. We created a recipe together and we are happy to share the fun with you!
¼ cup bread crumbs (this keeps the meatballs together)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
¼ cup white onion chopped
½ lb. ground beef
½ lb. ground sausage (this keeps the meatballs moist)
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. basil
¼ cup parmesian cheese
Salt to taste
We mix the meat and the ingredients all in a bowl.
We form the mixture into about 10-15,1inch balls.
We cook them on the stove on medium-high for about 15 minute, and flip them every 5 minutes.
While the meatballs were cooking, we cooked the noodles and heated some red sauce.
For extra taste:
We added mozzarella cheese and parmesian cheese for taste. The kids liked picking some fresh basil from the garden too!
What a fun food craft this was and we hope you enjoy it too!
What are your favorite ways to eat spaghetti with your kids?
**Safety for Kids Activities:
All activities should be done with the adult supervision. Children under 3 should not work with small pieces. Be aware of your child’s food allergies and enjoy creating together:)