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Seven Edible Craft Ideas for Kids

By on January 8, 2018
Seven Edible Craft Ideas for Kids

Kids have a tendency to get into trouble and they are likely to put anything and everything in their mouths. While there are many things that aren’t safe for your child to eat, these edible crafts are completely safe. Give them a try on your next snow day!

1. Jello Jigglers

One of the tastiest edible crafts out there is Jello jigglers – you simply set a container of Jello then use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Start by dissolving a box of Jello in 1 cup of hot water then reserve ¼ cup of it in a small bowl. Next, pour ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk into the Jello, stir well, and pour it into a shallow dish. Now, take 1 tablespoon of the reserved Jello and add food dye to make four different colors. Let your kids “paint” with the colored Jello in the main dish then chill until set and cut it out with cookie cutters.

2. Layered Sprinkle Art

You’ve probably tried layered sand art, but what do you do with them when you’re finished? This craft is similar in concept but it takes the craft to a whole new level because you can then use your layered sprinkle art to decorate sugar cookies. All you need is a small jar with a lid and an assortment of colored sprinkles. Have your kids fill their jar with the sprinkles then bake up and decorate some cookies with it!

3. Painted Marshmallows

Head to your local craft store and pick up some edible paint and a few small markers. Next, take marshmallows (the jumbo kind works well for this craft) and put them on sticks or skewers. Then, simply take the edible paint and turn the marshmallows into beautiful (and delicious) works of art. They’ll be so pretty you might think about NOT eating them!

4. Potato Faces

If you’re familiar with the children’s toy Mr. Potato Head, this is a similar concept! Simply start with a large potato (or sweet potato) and an assortment of sliced veggies like carrots, mushrooms, and red peppers. Give your kids a number of wooden toothpicks (cut in half) and let them turn their potato into a face using the veggies for features like eyes, nose, and mouth.

5. Marbled Sugar Cookies

Start out by purchasing a roll of sugar cookie dough and then bake the cookies according to the instructions. While the cookies are cooling you can create your icing. Follow a recipe to prepare royal icing or simply buy some Wilton cookie icing. Pour some of the icing into small bowls and color with food coloring. Then, add some of the icing to the center of a cookie and drizzle on some of the other colors. Use a toothpick to swirl the icing and let set.

6. Marshmallow Stick Men

If you’re looking for a quick and easy edible craft, grab some marshmallows and pretzel rods to start. Slide three marshmallows onto each pretzel rod then let your kids give the snowmen eyes, mouths, and noses using squeezable icing tubes. You can also use pretzel sticks to make arms!

7. Candy Playdough

For kids who love playdough, this craft is one you must try – all you need is some colored candy melts and corn syrup plus a little food coloring, if you like. Take the candy melts and melt them in the microwave until you can just stir them. Add 2 tablespoons corn syrup and stir well until it forms a dough. Turn the dough out onto waxed paper and let cool for 1 hour before kneading it back into a soft dough and giving it to your kids to play with.

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