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Edible Crafts for Kids



Edible crafts for kids are great for using as a craft project and eating it for snacktime. Most of these ideas can be used for preschool-grade school kids individually, at playgroup or just as fun activities. Whatever level they are at, you can make these activities easier or more complex.

Kids Craft Recipe Book

Our craft recipe book has 14 recipes that use common ingredients and provide kids with on-going activities after they create the recipe.


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Edible Food Crafts

Edible Candy Mosaic

You will need:
jellybeans, M&Ms, skittles or other colorful round candies
frosting for "glue"
large rectangle cookie or graham cracker, for your "canvas"
Frost cookie with frosting. You can use a cookie cutter to imprint a design and fill it in with your candy or make a freestyle design.

edible mosaic
edible mosaic
edible mosaic

Jar Mixes

You can create cookie mixes, pancakes mixes, soup mixes or cake mixes that resemble sand art.

Jar Mixes

jar mix

Painted toast

Paint a slice of bread with colored milk and toast. Simple and fun project. Add making your own butter to this for even more cooking fun.
Painted Toast

painted toast

Cupcake Bouquet

Make an edible floral arrangement with cookies on a stick or frosted cupcakes.

cupcake bouquet

Layered Snack Treat Jar

Layer snacks in a jar for a pretty sand art look. These make great gifts that kids can create or a fun snack for kids. Try snacks such as nuts, raisins, craisins, M&M's, dried cereal and dried fruit. It is like a trail mix in a jar.

snack in a jar

Candy Wreath

This edible Christmas craft makes a great holiday decoration or change the color of wrapped candy to match the holiday.

Here are the directions on making a candy wreath.

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Dirt Cups

A fun edible crafts for kids recipe! In a plastic cup, add chocolate pudding. Add gummy worms poking out of the top. Crush chocolate sandwich cookies and sprinkle on the top to resemble dirt.
dirt cups  dirt cup

How about a whole dirt cake with gummy worms?

Birds Nest

How to make an edible bird's nest.

Edible Playdough

Try an edible playdough that kids can create masterpieces and then eat.

edible playdough

Edible tree

Using a styrofoam cone, poke toothpicks over cone with at least an inch of toothpick sticking out. To make a vegetable cone, cook vegetables several minutes to make softer and easier to stick into toothpicks. Poke vegetables into toothpicks creating a edible vegetable tree. Try broccoli, cauliflower, carrot chunks, cherry tomatoes or cucumber chunks. (don't cook tomatoes or cucumbers)

To make an edible candy craft tree use marshmallows, colored or white, circus peanuts, gum drops or gummy candy. Any soft candy works well.

gum drop tree

Edible Bracelet

To make a bracelet use circle shaped cereal strung on licorice strings or for an edible candy craft use lifesavers or gummy savers. Tie a knot on the end and wear as a bracelet.

bracelet

bracelet

eeible bracelet

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More Readers Edible Crafts for kids

Apple flowers

Jelly Bean Bracelets or Necklaces

GRAHAM CRACKER HOUSES

by Sheila (US)
One house of your very own design

graham cracker house
4 or more graham cracker rectangles
1/2 cup peanut butter
Various tubes of decorating icing
Candy shapes like gumballs, gumdrops, chocolate chips, Hershey's Kisses, M&M
Candies
Cookie decorations like candy sprinkles, stars, and silver balls
  1. Place a graham cracker on a flat surface.
  2. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter along all four edges.
  3. Stand another graham cracker upright on one edge and proceed with another graham cracker on another edge.
  4. Keep building using your peanut butter as "glue" to create the house of your dreams.
  5. Add decorating icing, candies, and sprinkles to complete your house.
Put your house on display or eat it up!

Find more edible crafts on our theme ideas page.

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Related Craft Recipe Pages:
~Kids Craft Recipes, ~Arts and Crafts, ~Homemade Bubbles, ~Edible Crafts, ~Playdough, ~Dough Ornaments, ~Potpourri, ~Silly Putty, ~Finger paint, ~Homemade paint



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