Children can make easy recipes such as marshmallow pops and two-ingredient fudge with minimal supervision. Other cooking activities include stringing fruit necklaces and allowing children to help with baking.
One food-based activity for children is making a fruit necklace. For this activity, the necessary ingredients are fruit "beads" such as berries and grapes. Kids use a yarn needle to string the fruit onto an elastic cord.
Another activity is making marshmallow pops. The necessary materials are lollipop sticks, large marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles. First, the chocolate is melted in a glass bowl in the microwave. Children place the marshmallows on the sticks and dip them into the melted chocolate. They then roll the marshmallows in the sprinkles before placing them upright in a glass to dry.
Two-ingredient fudge is another recipe that's easy for kids. For this recipe, children melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. They then add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk before pouring the mixture into a pan lined with wax paper. If desired, the children can decorate the fudge.
General activities for cooking with kids include letting them help when baking. For instance, parents spread newspaper over countertops and allow children to trace designs in the extra flour. Kids can also cream sugar and butter with their hands when making cookies.