With the housekeeping, the kids, and the plethora of holiday events, it can be hard to find time to decorate or celebrate the holiday seasons in your home. Since we are entering the season of back-to-back holidays, it’s fun to do things here and there to herald in the spirit of the holidays. From Halloween, to Thanksgiving, to Christmas, it’s important to take time to celebrate the holidays and to enjoy them through decorations, food, or crafts. Good news for you; listed below are some really fun edible crafts for October through December that are great projects to celebrate the holidays! What’s even better is that you can do each of these edible winter crafts with your kids, enjoying together the changing of the seasons.
Fun Edible Crafts For Kids And Adults
From experience as an aunt of eight, kids love doing crafts. But more specifically, kids love doing crafts with food. They love all the edible parts, nibbling their way through the whole project, and let’s admit it, we do too. That’s why I came up with this list of 10 Edible Crafts for Fall & Winter to usher in these holidays with relaxation and joy. With these decorations, you get the change of atmosphere, the holiday spirit, and a way of entertaining the kids! Like gingerbread houses and popcorn strings, these edible crafts for fall are made from food products, but mostly for observing as holiday decoration, or at least until Grandma can come over to admire them before they get devoured!
Fall Food Crafts
Halloween Pumpkin Bowls
There’s no better way to decorate for Halloween, the holiday of candy, than with candy! These great little candy bowls make great candy serving dishes. They are so much fun to make and can be decorated to match any fall theme.
Spooky Chocolate Apple Skulls
Getting ready for a Halloween party? Let your kids make this fun treat! Put them around the tables or make them to serve to add a spooky taste to your Halloween!
Autumn Leaf Cookies
Edible food crafts don’t have to be hard. All you need is a cookie cutter and some food coloring for this beautiful and tasty treat to bring color to your counter-top!
A sweet Thanksgiving craft, these cones can be dipped in white chocolate and rolled in anything you’d like before filling with colorful candies like jelly beans.
Peanut Butter Turkey Tracks Recipe:
This recipe contributed by Meredith Rodefer. “Since the holidays are approaching, I’ve had the urge to start baking some of my family’s traditional tasty treats! My best friend and I were talking about which treats were the most common in our households and we came across one similarity: Rice Krispies Treats®. Only, her mom made them with peanut butter and mine made them with marshmallow crème. So we decided to mix our moms’ traditions and make them with both! But of course we couldn’t stop there. After a random internet search, we found the cutest shapes you can mold these treats into on the Rice Krispies site! We chose turkey tracks since Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Together, we came up with a new tradition. Do you have about half an hour? Share our new peanut butter turkey tracks edible Thanksgiving craft tradition with your family in just 5 simple steps!”
Peanut Butter Turkey Tracks Ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 package (10 oz.) Marshmallows or 1 jar (7 oz.) of marshmallow crème
- 6 cups Rice Krispies® cereal
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 bag of candy corn
- Frosting (I suggest chocolate)
How To Make Edible Turkey Tracks
Step 1: In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Then, add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted (it’s OK to turn up the heat some to speed up the melting process). Finally, add the peanut butter and stir until it’s melted and smells like heaven. Remove your new mixture from the heat.
Step 2: Add the RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir it in until the cereal is completely covered.
Step 3: Separate the mixture into 24 portions using a 1/4-cup measuring cup coated in cooking spray (if not it WILL stick).
Step 4: Let it cool slightly and then use your hands to shape your treats. I rubbed butter on my hands to be sure they didn’t stick.
Step 5: The easiest (and most fun) part is to spread some frosting where the toes would be. Finally, stick the candy corns to the frosting! You can spread additional frosting around the turkey tracks when serving on a plate.
Winter Food Crafts
Want some more easy edible crafts? Then you are in luck. There are so many clever ideas to help celebrate festive occasions. Plus, the great part of following simple instructions with the kids is that they will be learning invaluable kitchen skills. Young children and teens alike always enjoy amazing edible crafts!
Winter Chocolate Pine cones
These pine cones are a great way to set up a winter woodland scene. Have the kids add some of their toy animals and put it on display. What a fun snack for the holiday season!
Hanging these edible crafts up on the tree or from the window can add a fancy, frosty touch! These sweet treats are such a fun craft to make.
Talk about fun food crafts! Every ingredient is edible in this easy craft! Stick the marshmallows together with icing and give him a scarf of licorice!
A kid-friendly edible craft that turns out quite fancy – this topiary says “Christmas season” like nothing else with its bulb of peppermints!
Christmas Tree Cones
A simple yet Christmas-y craft are these waffle cones frosted and covered in red and green M&Ms. Make a forest and put them on display to show your Christmas spirit! These make fun activities to keep the kids busy while you cook! This edible Christmas craft is sure to be a winner.
Last but definitely of these edible food craft not least are the traditional gingerbread ornaments. A familiar craft for most, this fun edible craft is a good way to spice up the decorations! Get your kids together and bring out the cookie cutters. This craft is so versatile it’s good for almost any age!
I just love these edible food crafts. Entertain your kids and yourself, surprise your guests, and celebrate the season with these edible crafts! What are some of your favorite edible fall craft decorations? Which ones are your favorite edible winter crafts? Tag in your photos of your fall and winter food crafts @familyfocusblog. We love to see what you come up with!