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.
edible crafts for kids

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

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

Chocolate Bowl

Edible Chocolate Bowl
edible chocolate bowl

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.
candy wreath

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 cup
How about a whole dirt cake with gummy worms?

Birds Nest

How to make an edible bird's nest.
potato nests

Edible Playdough

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

Edible Gum Drop 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

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More Edible Crafts for kids

Apple Flowers

Apple Flowers
apple flower

Jelly Bean Bracelets or Necklaces


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!

Edible Wreath

edible wreath
You will need:
  • pretzel knots
  • white chocolate or chocolate melts
  • sprinkles
  • ribbon for hanging
On a sheet of wax paper, layer pretzels into a wreath shape overlaying the pretzels on top of each other. Melt chocolate in 30 second intervals in a microwave safe dish. Stir after each interval until chocolate is completely melted.
Pick up pretzels one at a time and dip the ends into the white melted chocolate. Place pretzel back in place creating a wreath. Work quickly so chocolate won't set while you are working.
Add sprinkles to wet chocolate and let set. Tie a ribbon around the top when chocolate is set.

More Edible Craft Ideas for Kids

Rainbow Noodles

Rainbow Noodles
rainbow noodles

Edible Dominoes

Edible Dominoes
edible dominoes cookies

Edible Wreath

Animal Theme Food Ideas
animal theme food ideas

Jar Mixes

You can create cookie mixes, pancakes mixes, soup mixes or cake mixes that resemble sand art.
Jar Mix Recipes
jar mix

Cake in a jar

Cake in a jar
cake in a jar

Smoothie Bowls

Create a smoothie into a fun bowl design
smoothie bowl

Oatmeal Bowls

Make oatmeal into a scenery, so much more fun to eat
oatmeal bowl

Theme Section

Check out our theme food ideas here.
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Fun with Food

Fun with food section has more ideas as well.
fun food

Edible School Supplies

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