Food Crafts

Have some fun with our food crafts - perfect for extending your Food or Fruit and Vegetable topics, or just fun for a rainy afternoon. We've got a growing collection for you to choose from here.

Apple Collage

Apple Collage

Quick to make but great fun for younger children, this apple collage makes a super autumn or healthy eating craft.

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Apple Prints

Apple Prints

Instead of potato printing with your kids, why not try your hand at these apple prints? Experiment with different types of apple and you might find some surprises: did you know that in some apples a star shape is formed when you cut through the centre of the apple perpendicular to the core?

Bowl of Oranges Collage

Bowl of Oranges Collage

Oranges or tangerines are often taken to other families as gifts and displayed at Chinese New Year, as their Chinese names sound like the words for "gold" and "wealth". We used some colourful papers to create this stunning bowl of oranges collage.

Fondant Flowers

Fondant Flowers

Make some of these gorgeous sweet treats with the kids this spring - perfect for cheering up the table or as an Easter treat, too!

Giant Peach Craft

Giant Peach Craft

Enjoy this Giant Peach Craft when you are reading James And The Giant Peach, or when celebrating Roald Dahl Day!

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Glittery Fruits Craft

Glittery Fruits Craft

These pretty glittery fruits will make a welcome display when autumn comes, and could even be used on the Christmas tree!

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Handprint Strawberry

Handprint Strawberry

Summer is the strawberry season - yum! If you can't celebrate by getting out to pick some strawberries, why not try making a handprint strawberry!

Liquorice Art

Liquorice Art

The kids enjoyed using their liquorice to come up with all sorts of ideas for pictures - and of course some of them enjoyed eating the sweets afterwards, too. Be sure to take a photo or two before you eat the pictures, though!

Make A Christingle

Make A Christingle

We made this Christingle. When we took this photo we had forgotten to tie a red ribbon around the middle of the orange!

Make A Pomander

Make A Pomander

Pomanders were popular Christmas gifts in Tudor times and remain a popular Christmas accessory to this day. And it is easy to make a pomander for your family at Christmas - or perhaps to give as Christmas gifts? Note: this craft uses sharp pins so children need to be well supervised.

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Young children love cutting and sticking so this simple craft is bound to be a hit.  Leave it plain for harvest or add a black face to turn it into a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween.

Potato Man

Potato Man

These make a super Thanksgiving or Harvest decoration, or are a fun craft for a "healthy eating" study or just for a rainy afternoon!

Print a Corn on the Cob

Print a Corn on the Cob

Use this fun bubble wrap printing technique to make a corn on the cob picture. Perfect for Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa or perhaps a farming or food theme.

Pumpkin Seed Necklace

Pumpkin Seed Necklace

This pumpkin seed necklace, done in Halloween colours, makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a witch's costume! Alternatively, paint in more autumnal colours and make it as an autumn/fall craft.

Salt Dough Apple Wreath and Name Card Holder

Salt Dough Apple Wreath

This salt dough apple wreath and its matching place card holders look very pretty displayed on a Thanksgiving or Harvest table, are sure to be brought out year after year. You could of course adapt the craft for other fruit and vegetables. Make sure you apply varnish if you want them to last!

Strawberry Mobile

Strawberry Mobile

Here's an unusual strawberry craft which gives the kids an excuse to sprinkle on some glitter. Make one or a whole punnet!

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Strawberry Necklace

Strawberry Necklace

Our Strawberry Necklace is an original summer craft for kids to make - with the added benefit that they can wear it proudly!

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Strawberry Pincushion

Strawberry Pincushion

Our strawberry pincushion a very simple first sewing project, the stitches can not be seen on the finished item.  Makes a lovely gift for summer.

Sugar Lump Pyramid

Sugar Lump Pyramid

This sugar lump pyramid is a really easy craft. Just take one box of sugar lumps (sugar cubes) and build a pyramid!

Sweetcorn Collage

Sweetcorn Collage

Here is an easy Thanksgiving craft to enjoy with all ages of children.

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Sweetcorn Fuse Bead Pattern

Sweetcorn Fuse Bead Pattern

Make this corn on the cob fuse bead design using two shades of yellow (or orange) for the corn, and two shades of green for the outer leaves. It makes a fun badge or "pin" or table decoration, and looks great in a Thanksgiving mobile, too.

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