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Fun Food Craft Recipes for Kids

Is it a food or a craft? It's both! Food craft recipes are a wonderful way to get kids cooking and enjoying a wide variety of food at a young age.  Cooking with children has many benefits: it helps them explore their creativity, can expose them to math concepts like fractions, measuring, and adding, it builds their vocabulary and language skills, introduces science concepts, and they can learn how to create a balanced meal. It also provides the opportunity to be creative! When kids create something that looks good and tastes good, that other people are excited about, it's a huge confidence booster. Kids as young as 18 months can start helping in the kitchen.

Creating food crafts also provides kids with sensory opportunities. They can squish their fingers in frosting, taste spices and determine if they're savory or sweet, learn which things go together and smell something delicious that they've made. For families with picky kids, this means the kids are trying new foods. Many children who are reluctant to try new things will be more likely to eat something they've had a hand in creating. Putting together fun food craft recipes is also a wonderful way for parents and children to spend time together. It's engaging, healthy and relaxing for the parents and the kids.

To make the recipes go well, make sure to have all the ingredients on hand before beginning. Remember that patience is very important because children are being encouraged to create, experiment, and even play with their food! It's time to set aside the inner critic so kids can learn from the experience. When everything is finished, include the kids in cleanup.

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