9 Cute Animal Themed Food Ideas for Kids

9 Cute Animal Themed Food Ideas for Kids
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When my kids were younger, we had lots of fun in the kitchen together.

Sometimes they would just be my assistant and hand me things while I was making dinner.

But the best times were when was we made “decorative food.”

Here are 9 animal-themed sweet treats that you and your kids will love making as well as eating.

 

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Chocolate Teddy Bear Cupcakes

Teddy Bear cupcakes kids can decorate

 

Who can resist an adorable teddy bear cupcake?

These sweet bears are made with a delicious chocolate frosting recipe and a few quick decorating tips. Even kids will easily be able can decorate them.

from Kristy at On My Kids Plate.

 

Healthy Fruit Bug Snacks

Healthy Bug fun fruit snacks for kids

 

My kids (and I) love fruit — and here’s a way to make fruit even more fun (and tasty!)

Using a mixture of chocolate chips and coconut oil, plus some mint leaves, you and your kids can easily create:

  • Grape Caterpillars
  • Apple Beetles
  • Strawberry Ladybugs
  • Strawberry Banana Beetles
  • Melon Butterflies and Dragonflies

from Kristy at On My Kids Plate

 

Owl Cookies with Oreos

Oreo Owl Cookies

 

These owl cookies are incredibly easy. No baking required!

Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Green candy eyes
  • candy corn
  • Oreo cookies
  • White candy melts

From Alli at Dancing Through the Rain.

 

Shark Cool Whip and Jello Dessert Cups

Cool Whip and Jello Dessert Cups

 

Looking for Shark themed food for a shark birthday party or a beach-themed summer party?

These fun shark snacks are made with yogurt and jello and topped with a gummy shark.

Ingredients:

  • Tub of Cool Whip whipped topping
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Package of Jell-O (and boiling water)
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Gummy sharks

from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds.

 

Ladybug Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cups

Ladybug chocolate pudding dirt cups

Celebrate spring with this adorable twist on classic chocolate dirt cups. Ladybug dirt cups are simple to make and are a huge hit with the kids!

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate pudding
  • Oreo cookies
  • Green frosting (and a leaf piping tip)
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Black decorating gel
  • Small candy eyes
  • Flower sprinkles
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    From Alyssa at Arts & Crackers.

     

    Mini Marshmallow Sheep Face Cookies

    Mini Marshmallow Sheep Face Cookies

     

    These adorable no-bake sheep graham cookies are perfect for little lunch boxes, kid parties, school snacks or fans of Shaun the Sheep!

    Ingredients:

    • Graham crackers
    • White frosting
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Black candy melts
    • Small candy eyes

    From Alli at Dancing Through the Rain.

     

    Chocolate Hedgehog Cupcakes

    easy chocolate hedgehog animal cupcake

     

    This cute and easy cupcake decorating idea isn’t just for kids: they’re perfect for anyone who wants to make an adorable cupcake but has never used a piping bag before.

    Ingredients:

    • Plain cupcake
    • Chocolate frosting
    • Slivered almonds
    • Hershey Kiss
    • Black decorating gel

    From Jacinda at Northern Nester.

     

    Chocolate Covered Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies

    Chocolate Covered Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies

     

    These penguin cookies are an irresistible combination of chocolate and peanut butter and perfect for a holiday or winter-themed party.

    Ingredients:

    • Nutter Butter cookies
    • Ghiradelli chocolate melting wafers
    • Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers
    • Small edible eyes
    • Mike & Ike candy
    • Sour Patch Kids candy
    • Tootsie Rolls

    From In the Kids Kitchen

     

    Rainbow Dragonfly Pretzels with M&Ms

    Dragonfly Pretzels with M&Ms

     

    These cute and colorful Rainbow Dragonfly Pretzels are a delightfully different summer kids recipe.

    Ingredients:

    • Thin pretzel sticks
    • Mini pretzel twists
    • White candy melts
    • Sixlets candy
    • Black rope licorice

    From In the Kids Kitchen.

     

    Now that you’ve found the perfect treat, have fun with your kids in the kitchen!

     

     

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    Animal themed snacks kids can make

    Animals desserts and sweet treats kids can make




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