10 Holiday Treats and Cards Your Little Ones Can Make
Between Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and all the other holidays we celebrate, there are plenty of excuses to get crafty with your little ones. Here are 10 holiday treats and cards your kids can make (with a little help from Mom or Dad, of course!).
With some cake, icing, lollipop sticks, candy melts, and cookie cutters, you can make some sweet bite-sized treats! Skip to My Lou featured this recipe for Valentine's Day-themed cake pops, but with different cookie cutter shapes or candy melt colors, this recipe can easily be used for nearly any holiday.
Remember cutting folded pieces of paper into snowflakes as a kid when you were in school? You can make some delicious snowflakes with tortillas, vegetable oil, and whatever you want to decorate them with. Get Spoonful's recipe here.
These chocolate/pretzel combinations were created with Christmas in mind, with green and red M&M's. But you can use brown, orange, and yellow M&M's for Thanksgiving or green candies for St. Patrick's day. Pretzel Buttons take about 10 minutes to make and only require pretzels, Hershey's Kisses, and M&M's.
White Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods
If you're looking for a quick, easy, two-step, two-ingredient treat, these pretzel rods are for you! All it takes is a bag of pretzel rods, white-chocolate bark coating, a little shortening, and whatever you want to decorate them with.
For a wintery twist on a dessert staple, try topping your cupcakes with marshmallow snowmen. You can even bake the cupcakes and let your kids add their own personality to the snowmen on top of them.
Rice Crispy Shapes
Another easily adaptable treat is Rice Krispie treats. Just follow the traditional recipe for the marshmallowy bars, add some food coloring, and mold into the shape of your choice. For instance, you could make green wreaths for Christmas or pink hearts for Valentine's Day.
Brown Paper Bag Cards
If you have brown paper bags and a nearby hardware store, you can make these cards at almost no cost! Just pick up some paint-strip samples, punch them out into whatever shape your heart desires, and glue them onto the folded bags.
Pop-Out Ghost Card
If your little ones can fold paper, they can make this cute Halloween card! All it takes is some glue, paper, and a pen.
Santa Hat Card
It takes a little bit of cutting, but this Christmas card can be completed with a little bit of adult help and/or supervision. If you have scraps of paper, glue, and salt, then you're good to go!
All-in-One Valentine Envelope
For Valentine's Day or any other day where hearts are an appropriate expression of love and affection, you can turn a giant paper heart into an envelope. No need to purchase an envelope for your card, or bother folding a separate sheet of paper!