edible crafting

April 6, 2011

If you have kids, you know you have to be creative. They don’t want to do the same ‘ole, same ‘ole everyday, so you have to be able to think of something fun to engage them. And kids aren’t hard to please either the other day I took some melted milk chocolate, marshmallows, warmed sunflower butter (cause True is allergic to dairy), toothpicks, and we had a grand ‘ole time making and eating!
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The simplest things can be fun and pretty at the same time. I am sure you have those things lying around your house, so if you need a quick project one afternoon, go at it!
I first saw marshmallow goodies at this fun party. It wasn’t an activity, but just a little snack, but I thought those were too cute and yummy looking to not make with the kids. Hmm… now I think these will be next cause I have some homemade doughnut dough stashed away in the freezer!
Anyone have any other quick and fun projects to do with kids? I would love to hear all about it.

31 comments on “edible crafting”

  • great idea..thanks for sharing..i will be doing this.

  • reilly says:

    she's allergic to chocolate? or allergic to milk/dairy? there are lots of vegan chocolate brands out on the market – check terra nostra or go max go's vegan candy bars.

  • Rubyellen says:

    reilly- milk/dairy. thanks for the tip. i will look into that! do they taste good?

  • can i come to this party?! looks so delish!!

  • Such fun! We love chocolate covered marshmallows over here as well, and we also love caramel covered marshmallows, dipped in chocolate, then covered in sprinkles as well. πŸ™‚
    I just did a neat project with my daughter yesterday making homemade salt scrubs.

  • Deborah says:

    Sorry, my husband’s login is superconcentrationguy, not mine! I promise I’m a mom and not a guy. πŸ™‚

  • RDYN! says:

    I've been craving chocolate covered marshmallows for a while now. Reading this has definitely made me crave them further. And I can't wait to see your doughnuts!

  • Taylor Yves says:

    yum! i bet your girlies loved it.

  • Chaucee says:

    what a nice simple treat!

  • WOW!
    What an honour for me :-)!

    You and your family are the cutest guys on earth!

    sending hugs and kisses from overseas ;-),


  • Sini says:

    Great idea! If I would make this kind of things, i'm the only one to eat those (we don't have kids) πŸ˜›
    I think I'll use it for some parties!

  • Laura says:

    When I was little we used to play with edible playdough! It was really fun to make figures and then eat them.
    Also, my grandma would let us play with uncooked rice! She'd spread a big sheet on the kitchen floor and pour a bunch of rice onto it. We'd use containers and shovels and sieves, and we had a great time! She'd save the rice so we could keep reusing it. It's like an indoor sandbox!

  • Miss Kait says:

    Oh gosh… I want one of these!!!

  • Yummy, Looks like a whole lot of fun πŸ™‚

  • Linley says:

    Looks yummy!

    While I'm thinking about how edibleness makes projects that much beter, one thing I've done as a Sunday School student and teacher is edible playdough. Just take peanut butter and mix it with powdered sugar until its a good consistency for playing with. If it's too sticky it needs more sugar. Of course that ones very unhealthy, but definitely engages the senses.

    And then there's cornstarch mixed with water. It creates the best “goop around”. Stick it in a pan and just play with it in your hands. We were always asking to “play with goop” when we were little– my occupational therapist mom was always all for these tactile experiences. πŸ™‚

  • vivI.Iviv says:

    i really really really badly urgently drastically enormously need 20 of those now….YUMO!!!!!! ^_^


  • Jessica says:

    you can make edible sushi! fruit roll ups as the seaweed, rice crispy treats as the rice and different fillings such as gummy things and swedish fish.

  • angela says:

    I'm beginning to suspect that my 10 month old is allergic to dairy. he is breastfed,and has done fine with breast milk, but can't tolerate yogurt or cheese. I've stopped giving him those things, but I'm not sure if his system just isn't ready or he is allergic. How did you discover that True is allergic to dairy?
    Oh, and we are totally making these marshmallows. My kids are going to freak!

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  • kim rakes says:

    we'll have to try these πŸ™‚

    i just blogged about some happy tape easter eggs we made yesterday. we've got to do another round, but i am sure you have plenty of happy tape on hand so i thought i'd mention it since it is so easy and the results are too cute.

  • laura lee says:

    i LOVE THESE!!! I just bought some jumbo marshmallows yesterday and my kids will be thrilled to do this. today in fact!

  • What's not to love about that!! yum. You should turn them into little animals with pretzel sticks.

  • jek-a-go-go says:

    ooh, never thought to use sunflower butter. lovely! i have oodles of awesome kiddo projects on my kiddo art blog but right now i'm all about painted newspaper. can't get enough. the nephew i are going to make a dragon! but really, all you need is a good glue stick, paint, newspaper, colored tapes and other recyclables and yer good to go!

  • Beth says:

    Friendship rocks or good luck rocks! I just did some with my 4 and almost 2yr old. I sprayed the rocks with primer and we used permanent markers to draw on them. You could easily switch to acrylics too for the older kids. They are great to set in the garden or potted plants or to gift.

  • kristin says:

    fun! pretzels dipped in chocolate + sprinkles is delicious, too!

  • jenny miller says:

    My youngest saw this post while I was reading and said “we HAVE to make those!” We love making letter pretzels, and thumbprints cookies are always fun. Also thumbprint art is a blast! We've done bees, ladybugs and more. BTW, I'm allergic to dairy too, but it doesn't bother me if it is raw milk products. Thanks so much for the fun idea!

  • jenny miller says:

    Ooh, and my boys loved building creations with toothpicks and mini marshmallows! Forgot to mention that one πŸ™‚

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  • Cait Kady says:

    We used to make and play with (and then eat) peanut butter playdough. We got to have fun with it and it tasted so good!

  • Rebecca says:

    Hello! I recently bought a little children's craft book from the 40s and am starting to do some how-to posts over on my blog, if you'd like to scope them out:


    πŸ™‚ those marshmallows look mighty tasty…

  • Catherine says:

    Oh heck, I'm trying this one tomorrow!

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