19 Fun Food Projects for Kids

Are the kids getting stir-crazy during summer break? Show boredom who's boss with these crafty and cool recipes.

Part of: Kids & Family: Fun Weekend Projects

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Toadstool Salad

"This is a great way to get kids eating salad! Don’t overlook this for dinner parties either — it’s a creative conversation piece."

-Ilysse

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Cutie Bugs

"Clever idea! I've never been so happy to have bugs on the kitchen counter."

-Kathy at Food.com

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Puppy Chow Snack Mix

"I was looking for a fun and easy recipe to make with my two kids. This was a definite winner! It was easy for the little ones to help out Mom."

-stinemd21

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Apple Butterflies

"What a fun and easy way to get my kids eating their fruits and veggies. No bribing here! So creative, fun and tasty!"

-hollyfrolly

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Roaring Campfires

Bring the summer campfire indoors with this easy dessert. Grab pre-made cookie dough, frosting and pretzel rods, and let your kids run wild.

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Apple Pig Pal

"I loved this funny recipe! It came together very easily and looked so cute."

-Lalaloula

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Banana Caterpillars

"What a fun treat to make! We all enjoyed this for breakfast and will certainly make it again."

-Lalaloula

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Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

These psychedelic cupcakes are by far the grooviest treat around. Kids will never know they’re really made with plain white cake mix!

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Jell-O Pinwheels

"My sons both enjoyed these and even the adults liked them. They will be cute in a lunchbox as well. They were great!"

-Saturn

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Camping Banana Boat

"My kids loved these! The only thing I did differently was sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on them instead of brown sugar."

-Chef #897974

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Ladybug Apples

"Fast, healthy, fun and tasty. We made these at my son's pre-school and everyone got a kick out of them!"

-JanuaryBride

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Caramel-Dipped Marshmallow Krispies

"These are amazing! I never made caramel before, and it was so easy. I also dipped a few in Cocoa Krispies."

-AZPARZYCH

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Frogs in the Pond

What’s better than a cup of fruity Jell-O? Adding cute chocolate critters that peek out from it!

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Trail Mix Cookies

"My daughter gave these 10 stars. They have a nice crispy texture with a subtle hint of peanut butter and chocolate."

-MathMom.calif

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Butterfly Cake

This festive cake will make hearts flutter. Make sure you get a slice before it flies off your child’s plate.

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Candy Sushi

"These are delicious! They were a big hit with the whole family."

-animal_luver

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Hot Dog Cookies

"These were so cute and terribly easy to make. They will be a big hit at my next barbecue!"

-Ladymedic

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Jell-O Jigglers

"We've made jelly bean jigglers, NASCAR jigglers, holiday jigglers and Easter egg jigglers. My kids gobble them up! Spray your molds well to avoid sticky situations."

-Dine & Dish

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

"Quick, easy and delicious! Could not be happier!"

-Brad L.

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