Crafting Edible Jewelry: Fun with Food


Unleash creativity and enjoy delicious fun with our Crafting Edible Jewelry activity! Perfect for kids' parties, playdates, or as a creative snack time, this activity involves stringing together various edible items to create wearable, tasty treats. It's a fantastic way to combine play and healthy eating, encouraging kids to explore food in a new and exciting way.

Crafting Edible Jewelry: Fun with Food

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Varies
  • Serving Size: 1 piece of jewelry


  • Cheerios or Other Cereal Rings: as needed
  • Gummy Candies: as needed
  • Pretzel Sticks (broken into halves): as needed
  • Dried Fruits (like apricots, cranberries): as needed
  • String Cheese (cut into pieces): as needed
  • Edible String (like licorice laces): as needed

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Prepare Ingredients: Lay out all the edible items on a clean, flat surface.
  • Cut Edible String: Cut the edible string or licorice laces into lengths suitable for necklaces or bracelets.
  • Stringing: Let kids string the edible items onto the licorice laces, creating patterns with cereals, candies, pretzels, dried fruits, and cheese.
  • Tie Ends: Once the stringing is complete, tie the ends of the laces securely.
  • Wear and Enjoy: Let the kids wear their edible jewelry and enjoy eating it!

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Variety: Offer a wide range of edible items for variety in color, texture, and taste.
  • Supervision: Ensure young children are supervised, especially while tying knots and wearing their jewelry.
  • Healthy Options: Include more healthy items like dried fruits and cereals to balance the sweets.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I include nuts in edible jewelry? Be cautious of allergies; it's best to avoid nuts in group settings.
  • How long does edible jewelry last? It's best enjoyed immediately; some items may get stale or harden over time.
  • Can this activity be made allergen-free? Yes, choose ingredients based on dietary needs and check for allergen-free products.