Food Craft Ideas for Kids



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Planning a long summer with the kids at home? They’ll need snacks and entertainment, and these kid-friendly food creations serve a dual purpose.

Schools are closed, childcare has been suspended, meaning parents have added “full-time home teacher” to their list of daily roles. Summer is on the horizon, but with continued social distancing it will likely bring more of the same. Many of us cling to straws, trying to fill the days with something …anything.

If this is you, know that you are not alone. It is an extremely difficult time for everyone, but especially for the parents..

If you’re looking for fun activities to occupy the time, try one of these 6 kid-friendly recipes that basically serve as a home art class. They are guaranteed to make you and your kids smile, fill their little tummies, and kill a few hours.

Peanut Butter Strollers

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The activity of the day: semi-homemade PB cup strollers, all decked out in their best spring 🐞🥜. Mom did the piping and Poe helped with the mini chocolate chip dots and dotted decorations. balance indulgence). You can find at Whole Foods, Target, and online for delivery, but please use what you have available. PB cups can be replaced with any smaller cookie or chocolate treat. If you don’t have red food gel, yellow can be used to make spring suns ☀️ and colorless white to make rabbits 🐰 and clouds ☁️. They will be just as delicious! Here’s how to make them: ⁣ ⁣ Egg white, from 1 egg 1 cup icing sugar Red food gel⁣ 6 packs (12 total) @perfectbar Chilled PB cups⁣ Mini chocolate chips, 24 candy eyes , red nuggets⁣ ⁣ In an electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the egg white until fluffy. Gradually, the confectionery sugar mixture on a low speed sugar unit is incorporated, and the icing is shiny. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, shiny peaks. 5 minutes. Stir in the red food gel until the desired color is reached. ⁣ ⁣ Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag or large plastic bag, cutting the smallest piece from one corner of your bag to use as a pastry bag. , then make two dots of frosting, where you plan to place your ladybug’s eyes. Arrange the eyes, chocolate chips, and chips any way you want, using this photo as a reference. Repeat with the remaining cups. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until the icing sets. # it’s just perfect

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These adorable little treats are the perfect way to spend an hour or two. The base is a pre-made peanut butter cup and all you have to do is decorate them with frosting, chips and mini chocolate chips. Created by Tallula Alexandra, this Peanut Butter Buggy Recipe requires no cooking or heat of any kind, making it quick, easy and fun. Plus, you can refrigerate these strollers and have some fun desserts on hand for the next few days. Win-win.

Rainbow fruit skewers

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that tastes as good as it looks and uses the extra fruit you have around the house, try this Rainbow Fruit Kebab Recipe of Like Mother, Like Daughter. These are best served fresh, and you can use pretty much any fruit you have on hand, including grapes, bananas, berries, and pineapples.

While you are preparing them, you can teach your children facts about rainbows (review your knowledge here), like how they’re shaped, if you can touch them, and why they’re so colorful. Later you can even try make your own rainbow in your garden or driveway.

Jell-O mini aquariums

Made with Blue Jell-O and Nerds, these aren’t the healthiest recipes on this list, but it’s a great way for your kids to get immersed in a super creative art project. You will need 4 half-pint mason jars for your mini aquariums and an assortment of candies to create your underwater world. This Mini Jello Aquarium Recipe was created by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and is best done right before you sit on the couch to watch “Finding Nemo”.

Healthy sugar cookies

Decorating sugar cookies is a perfect activity for the weekend, especially when the cookies are made with much less sugar than your standard recipe, like this one. Healthy sugar cookie recipe by Yummy Toddler Food. You can prepare the cookies yourself in advance and simply decorate them with your children; or, if you’re okay with doing some damage, you can make them part of the whole process. If you are on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, there are some substitution options in the recipe.

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Easy Rice Krispies Pops

This Easy Rice Krispies Pops Recipe of Passports and Parenting is, exactly as the name suggests, Great easy to do. You can rummage through your pantry and find any melted nuggets or candies that were left over from previous recipes. Then let your kids go crazy for it. (There aren’t too many sprinkles, are there?) If you don’t have Rice Krispies on hand, don’t worry. You can use virtually any grain, including Cocoa Puffs, Cheerios, Fruity Pebbles, or Frosted Flakes.

Healthy Homemade Gelatin Bears

It’s a scientific fact that all children love gelatin bears. Unfortunately, they’re not always the healthiest, and it’s easy for your child to empty an entire bag before they even know what’s going on. Enter: this Healthy Homemade Gummy Bear Recipe from Kim’s Cravings, which is the perfect weekend project. Your kids will feel like mini scientists pipetting the gummy solution into the molds, which is sure to fill your afternoon. You can choose between apple, strawberry lemonade, and tangy cherry flavor or use whatever you have on hand.

During this difficult time, all we can do as parents is to do our best. When you’re feeling run out of ideas, use these recipes to quickly and easily bond with your little ones around something fun and creative.

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