Winter seems to be lingering here in NY. Because we are still somewhat stuck inside, I thought I'd share some cookie crafts, an indoor project to cheer us up! The following ideas utilize classic supermarket cookies and other edible items that you probably have around the house like candy, peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella), fruit, nuts and seeds, and chocolate chips. (By the way, the above image is the chapter opener from our first book, Candy Aisle Crafts. Amy and I shot them with our brilliant designer, Robin Rosenthal.)
These super easy flowers are made from assorted round cookies, frosting "glue" (piped out from a resealable bag with one corner snipped off) and candy. The center candies are M & M's and the leaves are sour belt, which you can cut with a clean pair of scissors. These flowers can be used as a decorate a cake (click here to see)!
Making cookie faces is a fun after-school playdate activity/snack that works for kids of all ages!
Here are a few variations using Nutella, peanut butter, sliced bananas and strawberries, almond slices, and mini and regular chocolate chips.
The variations are endless! I shared Cookie Faces on 100 Layer Cake-let so you can see more ideas here!
Planet cookies for your planet-obsessed kids! These are made on Nabisco Famous Wafers. You can read more about them at 100 Layer Cake-let.
I hope you'll try some of these fun-to-make treats!