It’s no secret that we love to make kids crafts in this household! Especially when they are holiday crafts that match the season! But have you ever tried making kids crafts out of your food? Ok, sure there are the cookies that you decorate. But why do cookies get all the fun? How about creative food ideas with regular food you would eat for dinner! We took the challenge and came up with some fun creative food ideas for kids crafts with Tyson Chicken Nuggets!
Gathering your Kids Crafts Supplies
I don’t know about you, but with the hustle and bustle of Christmas I find myself short on time. For this week at least I need easy meal ideas for my kids. We tend to be running all over the place with school plays, holiday parties and such.
One of the top requested easy meals is Tyson Chicken Nuggets and fries. Sounds great! They are simple to make. Plus the Tyson Chicken nuggets are made from 100% natural ingredients! They are made with white mean, 0g trans fat and no preservatives.
So off I go to our local Sam’s Club. Like I said, I need quick and easy meals for a few days. Just enough to last us until all the kid’s Holiday affairs are complete. Then I will have time to cook a regular home cooked meal again. And Sam’s Club is the best place to go when you are looking to get a good quantity of items at the best price.
I found some truly amazing things at Sam’s Club! Including some fun Stocking Stuffer chocolate Truffles, Jade’s favorite dried mangos, and some baked goodies to take to our family parties. You can check out my Google+ Album to see my entire shopping trip to see what other holiday goodies we found!
And if you want to try out the Tyson Chicken Nuggets before hand; be sure to visit your local Sam’s Club on December 20th & 23rd from 10am-2pm! They will be having live demonstrations at all Sam’s Clubs! If you can make it, it will be a lot of fun.
Creating your Holiday Tyson Chicken Nuggets Kids Crafts
With our creative food ideas being brained stormed; we all agreed it would be fun to make some Holiday snowmen and Wreaths with our Sam’s Club Tyson Chicken Nuggets. To begin we need:
- Cooked Chicken Nuggets
- Cooked Fries
- Black Olives
- Food Coloring
- Flat cake decorating platter-silver (for fun and completely optional)
Let’s start by making the Holiday Snowmen Chicken Nuggets. You will need three chicken nuggets, two fries, about 5 toothpicks, one olive and a little ketchup.
- Place one chicken nugget flat on a plate and place a toothpick in the center sticking straight up.
- Slide a second chicken nugget onto the toothpick. This time the chicken nugget should be vertical. Add a new Toothpick into the top of the 2nd nugget. Slide the 3rd nugget into place.
- Add one more toothpick on top of the 3rd nugget. Add a toothpick on each side of the 2nd nugget for the arms.
- Slide the french fries onto the arm toothpicks. Place the olive onto the top toothpick. Decorate with Ketchup for eyes and buttons. (I did have an idea for the nose and mouth when I first came up with this kids crafts activity; but when I started doing it; I had completely forgotten what I was going to do. So if you have any great ideas for the next time we make these, let me know in the comments below!)
Let me tell you now, kids will absolutely love making these! I don’t know if it has to do with it being a kids craft or the fact that you are actually letting your kids play with their food! But who cares! My boys had a blast. And our table was filled with giggles this night. It didn’t take a lot of extra time either. But they definitely will have fond memories.
When Kids Crafts go wrong; you improvise
For the second kids craft I was going to make a Christmas Wreath with the nuggets. That is where the food coloring comes in. I first intended to cut a small hole in the middle of a nugget. It didn’t work. The nugget just shredded. Ok, no problem. Next idea; I was going to drizzle a little green food coloring around the outer edge of the nugget. Then put red in the center. I could still have a Chicken Nugget Christmas Wreath.
Well, as you can see that didn’t turn out so hot either. The Food coloring was far too concentrated and dark. The green didn’t look green at all. As I looked at this sad little chicken nugget I thought and thought. “How Can I salvage this?”
Then it dawned on me. COAL! I just made a lump of coal! Haha! I put one more drop of green food coloring in the center to cover up the red and I had lumps of coal to go along with my Holiday Nugget snowmen.
Working together on Kids Crafts
As I mentioned, kids will absolutely love creating their own Chicken Nugget Snowmen and coal nuggets! It’s an activity and dinner all in one! Major time savors! It allowed us to spend some much needed quality time together, doing something fun. Yet we were still able to stay on schedule and not miss any appointments.
With the help from my boys; we soon had enough for a little Holiday Nugget snowman village. I have to say this would probably make a great family kids craft, Holiday party activity, or even a Winter birthday party kids craft. It will be easy for you to orchestrate, simple cooking, simple clean up and lots of fun!
Kids Crafts that are edible
One of the best things about this super fun Kids craft; is that it is one that will get your kids excited about dinner! Not only are the nuggets and fries a favorite of almost any child; but when you turn it into a game they tend to eat more! I usually can only get my boys to eat 3 nuggets and then they want to go play or watch a movie. They like them; but they are far more interested in going to do something fun. But with this; they had a blast building their Holiday nuggets. Then they also enjoyed eating them!
I think I even heard a few “Help me! Help me! He’s going to eat me!” before bites were taken out of the snowmen. Ok; sure. Maybe a little morbid. But I tell you what, I had quite a few giggles myself. The kids were so funny. And they each ate more than one snowman, plus extra fries! We also added in some fruit and string cheese. Overall; a very successful dinner.
So, are you up for the Holiday Nugget Challenge? I challenge you to get creative with your Tyson Chicken Nuggets! Get creative using ranch, ketchup, mustard, etc. and decorate those nuggets!
How would you use Tyson Chicken Nuggets in Kids Crafts?
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