Thanksgiving Food Crafts

Thursday , 30, October 2014 Leave a comment

My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her to clean her room.  She really likes to create what I like to call “food crafts”.  These are not your typical macaroni and cheese or hot dogs.  Food crafts are works of art.  They are as fun to look at as they are delicious to eat.  The experience level on most food crafts is beginner, which is perfect for my budding chef.

I thought it might be fun to share some neat (and easy) food crafts that you can do with your kids (or that the older kiddos can do on their own).  Enjoy!

*  Bake With Hallecake–I saw this on Facebook the other day and oh my goodness!  I texted it to my little baker and we agreed that she will make these with her cousins on Thanksgiving.  Hallecake has some super cute YouTube videos with yummy recipes.

*  My littlest LOVES donut holes!  In fact, he used to call them “done-ass hoes” when he was two.  Forgive the language, but it was the funniest thing.  I digress.  Chek out these cute little acorns.  Our friends at Gracious Rain shared this sweet recipe a few years back.  This is an easy recipe for any beginner.

*  You can’t get any easier than this goodie from Saving 4 Six.  Bugles and Runts mixed together to create a delicous (and did I mention easy?) cornucopia snack mix.  Perfect for long car rides.

* Looking for something a little more healthy?  Check out this yummy turkey!  CupCake KidCafe shares this awesome idea from Family Fun.

*  One of our family traditions is to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the kids.  We eat breakfast and sip on hot chocolate.  I found this mega-chocolatey recipe on Inspired by Familia.  This mix would also make a terrific teacher gift.  Just pour some mix in a jar, print out directions, and you have a very “sweet” present.

*  Check out these fall-inspired popcorn balls from I Heart Eating.  Popcorn is one of my go-to snacks.  This food craft takes things a bit further by adding tasty sweets.  Yum.

*  I have a friend who made these for a Christmas party last year.  The ingredients may sound strange, but these are divine!  I can’t tell you how many I ate at the party.  Thanks to our friends at Rogers Family Recipes for sharing this simple, but very tasty appetizer recipe.

*  My daughter is very interested in creating cupcake masterpieces.  I blame the hours of watching “Cupcake Wars”.  But seriously, how cute are these Nutter Butter turkey cupcakes from Mommy Savers?  They are easy and perfect for kids to make.

These are just a few of the many kid-friendly Thanksgiving food crafts that are out there.  Hopefully, you can find one or two recipes to try out with your children.

Do you have any go-to Thanksgiving receipes that are easy enough for a child to make?  Any favorite food crafts?

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