School will be winding down soon as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. In the spirit of giving, Kidz Activities shares a list of easy Christmas treats for kids to make. These are all easy kid friendly recipes – simple but cute gifts that they will be happy to give as gifts to their friends.
11 Christmas Treats for Kids to Make
1. Reindeer noses
This is so easy that the kids can make them on their own. Toddlers and preschoolers will have fun packing these little balls of chocolate into cello bags, while an older child can cut the reindeer noses bag toppers and staple them on. You can get these reindeer noses free printable designed by Kidz Activities here. (If you liked this free printable, please ‘Like’ the Kidz Activities Facebook page to get more kids craft ideas).
2. Candy Cane Reindeers
There are many versions of these Candy Cane Reindeer crafts, but we handpicked this one by Cat n Cart Crafts because they are simple enough for little kids to make. We also like how she used chocolate and vanilla candy canes aside from the peppermint flavored ones.
3. Reindeer, Snowman and Gingerbread Cookies
This is one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ ideas… Wilton shares how to make 3 different Christmas themed cookies by just using one gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place a pack of 3-4 cookies in a cello bag for kids to give as gifts to their friends.
4. Snowman Treats
A very easy and simple idea by Diane Barnes of Colour Me Happy.
5. Holiday Pretzel Kisses
The combination of sweet and salty makes this Christmas treat oh-so-good! If you aren’t able to get a hold of Hershey’s Holiday Candy Cane Kisses, then any block of chocolate (cut into squares) will work. Craft Solutions shares how she made this cute Christmas give-away
6. Christmas Jelly Beans
Another simple and inexpensive Christmas treat for kids to make created by Jules Krafti Krafts.
7. Holiday Tree Brownie
This is such a sweet gift for kids to give to their friends. Simply make your favorite brownie recipe, cut them up into Christmas tree triangles and decorate. Step by step instructions on how to do this is found on the Betty Crocker website.
8. ‘Santa stuck in the snow’ Cupcakes
A touch of humor always brings smiles to kids’ faces. These ‘Santa stuck in the snow’ cupcakes will do just that. Kids can easily do this on store bought cupcakes. Emma Salkill shares how to make these on Yahoo! Voices. Her method calls for Red Candy Melts and Black Candy Melts, but if these aren’t available where you live, you could also use white chocolate and color it with food coloring.
9. Snowman Cake Pops
A lovely Christmas gift for kids to make, 52 Kitchen Adventures shares how to make these cute edible snowmen from scratch. You can also purchase store bought madiera cake and vanilla frosting, crumble and mix these together, then shape into balls. Then let the kids have fun decorating the snowmen.
The sound of ‘truffles’ always seems intimidating. But taste.com.au has shared a very basic recipe that the kids can definitely make. If the kids make these and gift it to their grandparents or a special aunt/uncle, they will surely be impressed.
11. Christmas Kisses Treat Jars
And if all else fails, who wouldn’t love receiving these Christmas Kisses Treat Jars by The Scrap Shoppe Blog? It is so simple and easy – another one of those easy Christmas treats for kids to make.
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