How To Make Delicious Christmas Crafts With Kids
- Classic Holiday Dessert Recipes
A few classic dessert recipes that withstand the test of time are: •Bread Pudding, with or without the raisins •Rice Crispy Treats, slightly different than the box recipe •Sugar Cookies with homemade butter frosting, a recipe that is over 70 years ol
Fun and Edible Crafts
The holidays give us the perfect opportunity to spend time together while enjoying a new tradition. Christmas crafts are a great activity for kids of all ages. They can be a life saver when the weather is cold and grey and cabin fever sets in and activities really get the holiday spirit flowing. Edible crafts are also a great way to keep the kids entertained and active during holiday parties.
There is only one thing that could make craft time even better, getting to eat them when you’re done!
These are a few Christmas crafts ideas that are fun, simple and delicious!
- Sugar Cone Trees
- Marshmallow Snowmen
- Rice Crispy Ornaments
- Classic Holiday Pie Recipes
There are many different dessert recipes out there but nothing compares to the taste and smell of holiday pies. Warm memories and feelings are evoked when one of these pies is baking and the house is filled with the sweet odors. These classic pies ar
Sugar Cone Christmas Trees
Sugar cones are the perfect canvas for making delicious Christmas trees because of their shape and durability. They can usually withstand quite a bit of handling before they crumble so they are great for kids to work with.
The recipe for a perfect edible tree includes: one box of sugar cones, one batch of old fashioned decorating frosting and a variety of sweet decorations.
The old fashioned decorating frosting is a wonderful choice when decorating these trees because over time it will harden just enough to keep the candy ornaments in place.
Simply spread the frosting on the cone and get creative adding sprinkles and candies at will!
Gummy bears are the perfect size to put at the bottom of the tree for presents too.
Old Fashioned Decorating Frosting Recipe
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- Food coloring (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl on low speed until thoroughly combined
*if you want color options, simply divide the frosting into smaller bowls and add food coloring
Large marshmallows just seem to beg to be turned into snowmen during Christmas time!
When there are pretzel sticks, candies and marshmallows sitting on the table, it is hard for anyone to resist making their own version of a jolly snowman.
A few marshmallow snowman tips are:
- Use the pretzel sticks to attach the snowman’s layers as well as making arms
- Use a small, unused paintbrush to coat the marshmallows with corn syrup or white old fashioned frosting, and sprinkle clear sprinkles or finely ground coconut to create a more realistic snowy look.
- Flavored twizzlers or licorice can make a great scarf for your snowman
- Writing icing works great for the eyes, nose, mouth and even eyebrows to give it character. Apply this icing while the snowman is lying on its back and give it time to dry. It will harden just enough to stay in place so it doesn’t run down and make frosty look like he’s melting.
Rice Crispy's Recipe
- ½ cup butter
- 16oz of marshmallows
- 9 cups of rice cereal
- Melt the butter in a large pan
- Add marshmallows, stirring slowly until they are all melted
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the rice cereal
- Fold the cereal into the melted marshmallows until evenly coated
- Moisten your hands with water and roll the mixture into balls
Using water will keep the mixture from sticking to your hands while you’re working with it. When butter is used, there is a change of changing the flavor of the rice crispy’s.
Place them on waxed paper to cool and become firm enough to decorate
Rice Crispy Ornaments
Rice Crispy treats are a classic favorite every day of the year so it’s no surprise that they make the list of delicious holiday goodies.
The best thing about these treats is that they are both mouthwatering and easy to shape into many different designs. The ornament ball shape was chosen here because they can be made and shaped ahead of time. This makes it extremely easy and fun for little hands to decorate and devour the bite sized treats!
A few suggestions and tips for decorating the ornament balls are:
- Mini candy canes are a great addition to the ornaments to use as the hanging hook
- Writing icing is wonderful way to add detail or write your name
- The old fashioned frosting can be used as an edible adhesive for gum drops, mini chips, sprinkles or any other candies that would make your ornament sparkle.
Are You Going To Make Something Delicious?
These treats are wonderfully versatile and will be scrumptious no matter how little or how much you decorate them.
Let your inner artist come out and go crazy!