Delicious Edible Crafts For Kids

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.

Rainbow Cups
This project is very easy, but does require time because each layer of Jell-O must set before you add the next layer.

Directions
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.

Building Blocks

Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers

  • Pretzel sticks

  • Peanut butter

  • Dried fruit and nuts

Directions
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

Directions
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.

Painted Toast

Directions
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.

Alphabet Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions
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

Directions
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.

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