Edible crafts

My children think that anything they make that they can also eat, is the best thing ever.

Today we made licorice bracelets.


I bought a package of Twizzlers, the kind that you can unravel into licorice strings.

Then I put out a bowl of Cheerios and let them string the Cheerios onto the licorice. If I were going to do this again, I would forgo the “healthy” Cheerios and buy Fruit Loops. Who am I kidding, it isn’t like this is a healthy snack.

The larger holes in Fruit Loops would make it easier to string them onto the licorice. Many of the Cheerios wouldn’t fit and had to be eaten, or thrown on the floor in disgust.


12 Responses to “Edible crafts”

  1. sarah Says:

    Amazing timing. My 5yr old son brought a Fruit Loop necklace home from preschool this morning and I thought then…”What a good idea!”. I did think of doing this with Cheerios for the other kids too.

  2. ephelba Says:

    How did you tie it off?

  3. chris Says:

    I just tied the ends of the licorice together. It didn’t have to last long, they ate them almost immediately after finishing.

  4. tanya Says:

    I made fruit loop necklaces (on dental floss not licorice) for long car trips. It is a great snack that they won’t drop as soon as you give it to them.

  5. KhristaLee Says:

    Hey Tanya, then they could floss their teeth.

  6. Jamie Says:

    I love this idea. My 4-year-old and almost 2-year-old would just eat this up…no pun intended.

    I also love the hidden treasures in the empty 2 liter idea.

    I’m only home three days a week with my girls and feel like I basically suck when it comes to creative/fun/non-TV ideas on the long winter weekends!

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  8. Jenny Says:

    Blonde Mom sent me. So glad she did. You rock. I’m totally doing this with my kiddo.

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