Cooking With Kids Thursday: Food Painting

This is great way to get the whole family up and into  the kitchen.  My oldest LOVES anything arts and crafts related and I can already tell that this is going to become a favorite activity of hers.  Something tells me we will be doing this at least once a week, especially once those dog days of summer hit.

Here is what you will need for this:

  1. popcorn
  2. marshmallows
  3. Qtips or paintbrushes
  4. food coloring
  5. milk or for a thicker paint use sweetened condensed milk
  6. muffin tin

Here’s what to do -> Food Painting Tutorial

Thanks Skip to my Lou!


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Bird Nests!

This is such a fun easter cooking craft to do with your kids!  My daughter recently learned in school about birds and how they make nests and she has been obsessed with it ever since.  I know she is going to have a blast making her very own bird nest.

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 10 oz Chow Mein noodles (about 6 cups)
  • 1 C. Chocolate Chips
  • 1 C. Butterscotch Chips
  • “Bird eggs”  any kind of candy shaped like an egg
  • Wax paper

Here’s how to make them -> Edible Bird Nests Tutorial

(Thanks Happy Little Party!)

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Cadbury Creme Eggs are a must in my house for Easter so I am very excited to try out this recipe!  It looks quite easy and something that my children would love to help with.

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioner’s powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • yellow food coloring
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips

Here’s how to make them -> Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Bunny Bait

This stuff is delicious!  We made a version of this popcorn for Valentine’s Day for my daughter to hand-out at preschool and it was a hit.  We had lots of requests for the recipe.  My kids also really enjoyed making it.  There is lots of stirring and pouring for the little ones to do.  Thanks Sing for Your Supper!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 bag popcorn, popped (I used Tender White)
  • 6 oz. white chocolate candy coating
  • 1 bag Easter M&Ms
  • pretzel sticks, broken into small pieces
  • colorful sprinkles, if desired

Here’s how to make it -> Bunny Bait Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Frozen Yogurt Drops

This is such a fun activity for the kiddos to do.  Simply put yogurt in a baggie, cut a small hole in the side of the baggie and squeeze small dots onto a cookie sheet.  Put it in the freezer for about an hour and then enjoy.  So simple, so fun and so yummy!  Thanks One Good Thing by Jillee!