Even picky eaters tend to love string cheese sticks, and most have zero carb grams, making them an easy snack for kids with type 1 diabetes. It’s what you do to the packaging that makes these particular cheese sticks so fun and festive!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 cheese stick

  • Calories: 80
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g


  • 12 Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • Permanent markers (black and orange)
  • Black construction or foam paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon for scarf

How To Make It

  1. Use permanent markers to draw a snowman face toward the top and buttons down the length of the wrapper of each cheese stick, as shown.
  2. Secure a paper or foam hat with double-sided tape just above each face.
  3. Cut 12 pieces of ribbon about 2 to 3 inches long and tie one around each snowman’s neck.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.