Cute Food Alert! 5 Fun Food Crafts for Kids

Keep your kids entertained this summer -- without the TV or computer -- with these adorable, edible food projects

Because food should be fun: We give you zoo animal sammies, funny fruit faces and more cute kids' snacks.

 

Zoo Animal Sandwiches

Zoo Animal Sandwiches

D. Bowers

Turn lunchtime into craft time by letting your kids make shapes and faces from bread, creamy peanut butter and fruit. Hand over the raw ingredients and a butter knife and watch your kids get creative. And talk about healthy choices: brown bread makes a much more attractive bear face than white.

Hot Dog Giant Squid

Hot Dog Giant Squid

D. Bowers

Turn lunch into an undersea adventure by transforming an ordinary hot dog into a squirming squid from the deep. (Cooking makes the trimmed legs curl into motion.) A side of goldfish crackers is optional but adds to the fun. Your kids will thank you.

Funny Face Fruit

Funny Face Fruit

D. Bowers

Kids love fruit salad, but it's even more fun when their fruit salad loves them back. Once an adult preps a pineapple base with a big shock of green (pineapple) hair, children can arrange fruit to make their own personalized funny face.

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

D. Bowers

Kids love the idea of a personal pie you can hold in one hand -- no plates or forks needed. This buttery dough is tough enough to withstand rolling and rerolling by little hands, and the filling -- a spoonful of jam -- couldn’t be easier. 

Creamy Fruit Popsicles

Creamy Fruit Popsicles

D. Bowers

Popsicles don't have to be frozen sugar water. Start with your favorite flavor of yogurt to mix up all sorts of creamy goodness and supplement it with fresh fruit. Your kids will have fun coming up with different flavor combinations and trying various fruits.

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