Have fun with your kids by creating delicious edible crafts at home.
Would you eat ants? Probably not. But, would you eat celery sticks filled with cream cheese and topped with raisins? That is called Ants on a Log. Check out some of the other edible crafts that you will find below. All of these crafts are ones that you eat after you make them.
This project is very easy, but does require time because each layer of Jell-O must set before you add the next layer.
You will need clear plastic cups for this project, along with different Jell-O gelatin colors. Make one color of Jell-O and pour a little into each cup. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Repeat with a second color of Jell-O and so on until you have all the colors you want.
Dried fruit and nuts
Use peanut butter as the glue for this project. Give each child some pretzel sticks, graham crackers, dried fruit, and nuts to serve as the building materials. Kids can make anything they can imagine, and they eat their creations when they're done.
Incredible Edible Necklace
Cut Twizzlers into small pieces and give some to each child. They will serve as beads. Give children loop cereal, such as Fruit Loops, Cheerios or Apple Jacks. Provide each child with a length of elastic string that will easily slide over his or her head. Let them string on the cereal and Twizzlers creating patterns. While they are wearing their necklaces, they can take a bite or two.
Fill glasses with a 1/4 cup of milk, depending on how many colors you would like to make. Add about five drops of food coloring to each glass of milk and stir. Use a new, clean small paintbrush to dip into the colored milk and paint on a piece of bread. Toast the bread and your picture is still there.
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon spices
Heat molasses to boiling, then add sugar, shortening and milk. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture and blend well. Roll the dough on a flour-coated surface until it is 1/4-inch thick. Shape the dough into letters. Bake on a buttered cookie sheet for 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Jelly Bean Pictures
Create fun pictures with jellybeans. They come in all colors and sizes. Use white icing as the glue for the jellybeans. Use a paper plate as your working surface. You can eat your picture when you are done, or give it to someone special.
Creating fun dog crafts for kids has never been easier. These 3-dimensional bouncing paper dogs are sure to make you feel like running and jumping!
Children love to make simple crafts. They also love engaging in dramatic, creative play. A perfect way to combine these two loves is by letting your kids craft fun felt finger puppets. Easy to create and fun to play with, these finger puppets will provide hours of entertainment.