22 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.

Rainbow Buttercream Cake

Have the kids choose the colors, then let them decorate 'til they drop.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

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

-Brad L.

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."



Crunchy cookies dipped in sweet icing laced with sprinkles—what's not to love about this childhood classic?

Cutie Bugs

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

-Kathy at Food.com

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."


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!"


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.

Circus Animal Cookie Cake

A Ring Master's dream — elephant shaped layered cookies layered with colorful strawberry buttercream.

Apple Pig Pal

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


Banana Caterpillars

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


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!

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!"


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

Ladybug Apples

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


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."


Frogs in the Pond

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

Trail Mix Cookies

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


Butterfly Cake

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

Candy Sushi

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


Hot Dog Cookies

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


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