Christmas food crafts are fun for everyone. This holiday season, teach your kids how to make edible decorations. With a little time and effort you can make great gifts, ornaments, and even a healthy meal.
With the whole family helping, this will surely be a Christmas to remember. Check out some of the great Christmas food crafts on the following pages.
You'll need to hang this Christmas food craft out of reach -- or it just might disappear! While traditional wreaths are usually made from pine boughs or pinecones, for this Wreath of Candy try something a little sweeter.
What you'll need:
Vinyl-coated wire hanger
Red and green wrapped hard candy
Red and green twist ties
Red and green ribbon
To make the Wreath of Candy:
Bend the bottom of the hanger into a circle. You might need an adult to help you with this.
Attach a twist tie to one end of each candy.
Attach the candies to the hanger by twisting the ties onto the hanger. Continue doing this until you have a wreath full of candy.
You can also tie ribbon bows onto the wire to make your wreath even prettier.
Make Candy Cane Cookies so people have something to eat. We'll show you how to make them in the next section.For more fun crafts and activities, see:
Using the stencil, trace and cut out 4 candy canes -- two from poster board and two from white felt.
Lay the poster board canes on your work surface so the top curves face the center.
Starting on the left side, glue one felt cane to each poster board cane.
To make the stripes, cut the red felt into two 1/2 x 12-inch lengths. Then cut each length into four 2-inch lengths and one 4-inch length.
Before gluing, place the stripes diagonally on the canes with the 4-inch lengths at the top curves. The ends of the stripes will overlap the edges of the canes. One at a time, glue the stripes onto the canes.
Let dry, then turn over each cane. Trim any excess red felt so the ends are even with the edges of the white felt.
To assemble the doorknob decoration, overlap the canes at the top and bottom to form a heart shape.
Glue together the overlapping areas.
Cut the ribbon so you have 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-inch lengths.
To attach the bells, insert one end of the 3-inch length of ribbon through the red bell loop. Bring the ends of the ribbon together and glue.
Repeat using the 4-inch length of ribbon with the white bell and the 5-inch length with the green bell.
Glue the ribbon ends to the back bottom of the canes.
Tie the 6-inch length of ribbon into a bow, and glue it to the front bottom of the canes.
Next, learn to make Gingerbread Kid Ornaments. They are perfect to give and to keep.
Dried fruit ornaments will look great on your Christmas tree. Or better yet, decorate a tree outside for the birds. Not only will these Christmas food crafts make great ornaments, but the birds will enjoy a winter treat.