Edible Christmas crafts

7 Edible Christmas Crafts For Kids

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without sweet treats and fun crafts. We think you should combine them both and create edible Christmas crafts to eat and share, from candy cane reindeer to ice cream cone Christmas trees. So gather some goodies, grab your kiddos and create these seven edible Christmas crafts that your kids will love to make and eat!

Ice cream cone Christmas trees

Ice cream cone Christmas trees

Create pint-sized Christmas trees that are perfect for little hands. Turn sugar ice cream cones upside down, cover with green frosting and have your little elves decorate with candies and sprinkles to create an edible craft that is just as fun to eat as it is to make.


Candy cane reindeer

Candy cane reindeer

Turn simple candy canes into playful reindeer when you twist on pipe cleaner antlers and glue on wiggle eyes to yummy Christmas candy canes. The best part of this edible Christmas craft? Watching your kids get excited as they hand them out to friends and family!


Peanut butter play dough

Peanut butter play dough

Knead 3 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter with 4 cups of confectioners' sugar and you'll have a sweet, non-toxic Christmas craft that is ready to mold a child's imagination... and it makes a fun snack, too! If your kiddos aren't ready to gobble up their creations right away, whether baked and hardened or in its original remoldable form, seal in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.


Rice Krispies creatures

Rice Krispies creatures

Move over, Rice Krispies squares! The only limit to this sticky and sweet Christmas craft is your kids' imaginations. "The most fun that any child can have is making Rice Krispies Creatures!" shares Susanne Alexander-Heaton, CEO, Motivated by Nature Calgary, AB. "I made them with children I babysat 20 years ago, and they still talk about how much fun it was!" Simply cover hands with butter or butter-coated baggies and mold warm, but not hot, Rice Krispie mixture into any shape you wish.


Reindeer cookies

Reindeer cookies

Sugar cookies come to life when you bake Christmas cookies that look just like Rudolph. Have your kids roll and press sugar cookie dough into oval shapes, add pretzel antlers and bake. Hot out of the oven, add candy eyes and a red M&M nose to create a reindeer cookie that is almost too cute to eat.


Marshmallow snowmen village

Marshmallow snowmen village

Marshmallows mimic the snowy season, so using them to please crafty kids is a guaranteed hit, shares Karen Hoxmeier, of MyBargainBuddy. "I was able to keep half a dozen kids (ages 3-10) busy for hours making a marshmallow snowman village! When they were done, I wrapped their portion in holiday cellophane and they gave them to their mommies for Christmas."


Chocolate dipped spoons

Red or green plastic spoons dipped in microwave-melted milk chocolate make easy Christmas crafts for young kids. Before placing on waxed paper and cooling in the fridge, roll in crushed candy canes or Christmas sprinkles for a festive touch. Cover cooled spoons in cellophane and a ribbon for hot chocolate or coffee stirrer giveaways.

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Photo credits: Amy Vowles


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Comments on "Edible Christmas crafts"

jeremy December 01, 2013 | 2:27 PM

wow these are amazing

Brenda May 23, 2013 | 4:02 PM

Does anyone have instructions for the candy "Christmas Village" that was published in "Family Fun" years ago? I've lost mine.

Sandra December 25, 2012 | 9:12 PM

Thank you for these wonderful ideas! Gonna try them all! However, and I hope this is not out of line, I find it a little strange and potentially offensive (not to me) that under the kids crafts are links for adult themed facebook pages?

Laura Willard December 10, 2012 | 2:37 PM

These are all fantastic! I think I can even make them! Thanks for the great ideas and pictures, Amy and Michelle.

Megan December 10, 2012 | 10:31 AM

The kids and I are making some of these later today! thanks!!

Michelle Maffei December 03, 2012 | 4:22 PM

Michelle, try brushing marshmallows lightly with corn syrup and rolling in sanding sugar or white sparkling sugar sprinkles for edible shimmer!

Michelle December 13, 2011 | 10:18 AM

Might sound silly...but can u give me the ingredients and direction for the snowmen?? How did u get the marshmallows crystalized looking?

Jerri November 29, 2010 | 1:40 PM

My kids love to make candy airplane ornaments, but younger children may need help. All it takes is a rubber band, a stick of gum, two life saver candies, and a roll of smarties. If you Google the picture, you'll see how to put it together without much instruction. A family favorite!

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