At Cool Mom HQ, we’re suckers for easy crafts that keep the kids busy, especially during the holidays. But the Cool Mom Eats team? Well, we say if you take time to craft it, you should be able to eat it. These 10 easy, delicious holiday food crafts for kids are ridiculously cute and do not require an MFA. In fact, even preschoolers will be able to complete them with just a little help. Until the sugar kicks in, that is.
So, load up on candy and clear off the table. These edible crafts are going to be holiday-memory-making at its best.
Top: Marshmallow snowman | It’s Always Autumn
Related: 5 gorgeous thumbprint cookies for easy holiday baking.
The chocolate does all the work on these simple Rudolph Pretzels at Brite and Bubbly, so even your youngest kids can make their own with hardly any help.
These Marshmallow Snowflakes at Delineate Your Dwelling are so sophisticated. Perfect for your kids’ swanky holiday party, right? Younger kids can skewer marshmallows onto individual toothpicks while you put them all together, or bigger kids can make these completely on their own while you warm up the hot cocoa. So pretty!
These Candy Dreidels at Tori Avey are made with Nutella, so they’re surely as delicious as they are cute. For a holiday that already has some pretty awesome food, it just got even tastier.
Related: Stop everything and make these cool pop-culture gingerbread cookies right now.
Yay for the easiest, no-cook food craft ever! If you are in charge of activities for a preschool or young elementary classroom party, make these Ice-Cream Cone Christmas Trees at Craftaholics Anonymous. Or just make them at home. Because we can get into some icing and M&Ms too.
Have your kids make these Powdered Donut Snowmen at Worth Pinning, and serve them for breakfast on Christmas morning with some milk and coffee. If you can wait that long to eat them, that is.
Oh, the slime obsession is strong in my house. So an edible slime recipe using Christmas colors or this edible candy cane play dough at 123 Homeschool 4 Me (pictured) would really help pass the time while my kids are “patiently” waiting for Christmas to come.
Related: Easy, last-minute treats for Santa to make sure you’re on the nice list!
Bake up a batch of these round sugar cookies (or buy some at the market) and let your kids get creative decorating them like these Sugar Cookie Ornaments at Your Cup of Cake. For another variation: Cut out brownies with a Christmas tree cookie cutter and decorate. Yum!
I cannot even handle how cute these Marshmallow Snowman are at It’s Always Autumn. While the hot chocolate is warming up, let your kids make their own snow men to chill in the chocolate goodness. These have “Instagrammable” written all over them.
These marshmallow candles at Hungry Happenings were originally intended for a birthday cake, but I say go ahead and make eight of them inspired by menorah candles. Eight crazy — and tasty — nights! (Nine, actually, if you count the shamash!)
Related: 10 pretty ways to package up Christmas cookie gifts.
If baking fresh gingerbread and painstakingly cutting it into pieces that will form a structurally sound building doesn’t sound like a fun craft to you, try this edible log house at SheKnows instead. It’s a bit time consuming, but pretty darn easy and a fun twist on the classic that kids can actually manage. I’ve also seen a gingerbread house alternative made with sugar cubes, which gives a magical, snowy effect — though no, kids, you cannot eat it.