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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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