15 Cute and Creative Cookie Crafts for Kids
Love cookies? Then you’ll love these cookie crafts for kids too! Made with a variety of materials, these are sure to bring out kids’ creativity!
The holiday season is coming up, and soon you’ll be decorating the Christmas tree and waiting for Santa to drop through the chimney. After many such ‘drops’, he’s sure to be hungry and thirsty. Can you guess what’s going to be waiting for him in the form of refreshments? Cookies, of course!
Cookies seem to be immensely popular around the world, particularly in America, although the origin of the cookie is believed to be in 7th century Persia. To test the temperatures of ovens, Persians used tiny ‘cakes’, which eventually became their own dish!
From Persia, cookies spread to Europe, and later to the United States, where they became an icon altogether! It was an American man, Matt Nader of the Blue Chip Cookie Company, who decided to celebrate every December 4th as National Cookie Day to honor this global favorite!
Since National Cookie Day is next week, we think it’s the perfect time to have fun with some cookie crafts for kids. So go ahead and make some cookies; and while they’re baking, you can get busy with these projects! (Note: lots of fun facts about cookies are included, so don’t miss them)
15 Cute and Creative Cookie Crafts for Kids
1. Tissue Paper Chocolate Chip Cookie
We begin our list of Cookie Crafts for Kids with a cute little project from Glued to My Crafts, based on the classic ‘If you give a Mouse a Cookie’ book. By the way, the word cookie is derived from the Dutch word ‘koekje’; after all, it is the Dutch who brought the cookies to the United States!
2. Puffy Paint Cookie
It is estimated that over 95% of American homes consume cookies, with the average American citizen eating a whopping 35,000 cookies in their lifetime! Cookies are available in a variety of textures, and some people prefer the crunchy variety while some prefer the chewy ones. This project from No Time for Flash Cards reminds us of the chewy kind of cookie!
3. Cardboard Cookies
We love this fun idea from Creative Family Fun, where you create cookies from cardboard circles. They may remind you of Girl Scout cookies, which sell 200 million boxes every year. The cookies are now quite popular and are available in several flavors.
4. Cocoa and Cookies Craft
The ideal way to eat a cookie would be with a glass of milk, but The Pinterested Parent changes things a little here by including some hot cocoa! Maybe we should try this for Santa next time when he comes down the chimney. By the way, did you know that Santa Claus eats an estimated 336,150,386 cookies on Christmas Eve? Time to cut down on the sugar, Santa!
5. Paper Plate Cookie Craft
As you make these cookie crafts for kids, you are probably wondering which cookie is the most popular. Well, you guessed it right – it’s the chocolate chip cookie, followed by the peanut butter cookie and the oatmeal cookie. Enjoy these fun facts as you make a cute paper plate cookie from Little Pinch of Perfect.
6. Smart Cookie Thumbprint Craft
One story about the origin of the chocolate chip cookie goes like this: Ruth Wakefield, a baker in Massachusetts, was baking butter cookies and wanted to turn them into chocolate cookies. So she added bits of chocolate into the batter, thinking they would melt eventually and turn the cookie into a chocolate version. Well, that little experiment has now given us the world’s most popular cookie flavor, and has also resulted in the chocolate chip cookie becoming Massachusetts’ official cookie! Tell your kids this story as you make this cute craft from Glued to My Crafts
7. Cookie Dough Playdough
There’s just one thing that’s better than cookies and cookie crafts for kids, and that’s cookie dough! Cookie dough first became an official flavor when Ben & Jerry, the famous ice cream brand, followed a fan’s suggestion of adding raw cookie dough to vanilla ice cream. If you’re suddenly craving some cookie dough ice cream, we recommend trying this edible cookie dough play dough from Natural Beach Living instead!
8. DIY Paper Cookies
If you go to any home that has cookies, you’ll find that the cookie jar has not just chocolate chip cookies, but jam-filled cookies and other flavors too! We love this craft from The Craft Train that uses just paper to create cookies with an interesting texture and 3-dimensional structure.
9. Felt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Look at these felt cookies from Life is a Party – they look so realistic you can almost smell them! In fact, the smell of cookies is considered welcoming and inviting to guests. It’s why real estate agents place freshly baked cookies in homes they want to sell – it creates a comforting ambiance for prospective buyers.
10. Origami Fortune Cookies
Our list of cookie crafts for kids can’t be just about chocolate chip cookies, they have to include other types too, like fortune cookies! We love these Origami cookies from Unsophisticook – they combine the best of two countries – China and Japan! Contrary to popular belief though, fortune cookies aren’t exactly popular in China, and Japan’s specialty cookies are called Unagi Pie, made from eels!
11. Bottle Cap Macaron Cookie Ornaments
Adding more varieties of cookies to our list of cookie crafts for kids, here are some recycled macaron ornaments from Awesome with Sprinkles, made by layering bottle caps on top of each other! Speaking of layered cookies, Oreos are the most popular ones today, but they were originally a copy of another cookie called the Hydrox.
12. Felt Cookie Busy Bag
Views from a Step Stool has a cute little cookie craft for preschoolers and young kids, who’ll identify cookies as Cookie Monster’s favorite food! In fact, Cookie Monster is one of the first celebrities to promote National Cookie Day, and it is even mentioned in the book ‘The Sesame Street Dictionary’ by Random House!
13. Sticky Cookie Craft
Cookies have come to become a symbol of happiness and festivity, but did you know that the first time cookies appeared in America was when they were baked for a funeral? However, there is nothing morbid about this craft from Simple Play Ideas, which is as bright and cheerful as can be!
14. DIY Pretend Play Cookies
Mama Miss brings us a fun DIY cookie play set with which you can bake your own cookies and even sell them at your pretend play bakery! A survey found that over half of Americans prefer baking their own cookies, and half of those cookies are chocolate chip!
15. Cookies Fine Motor Activity
It is amazing how cookies became a part of American culture almost instantly. In fact, when the first American cookbook was published, 20 years after independence, it included cookie recipes. Search for some cookie recipes with your little ones, while you play with this fun project from Books and Giggles.
National Cookie Day is such a fun occasion that there are many ways you can celebrate it. You can make these cookie crafts for kids, of course, but you can also try baking some cookies at home. Perhaps you could experiment with unique flavors and come up with your very own cookie recipe! You could also have a cookie party with your friends, or sell some cookies to raise money for charity. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to cookies!