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10 Kitchen Projects for Spring Break

Spring break is great – as days get longer and warmer, the ground starts to thaw and we get extra time to hang out with the kids. But after a few days they may start looking for something new to do. Here are ten projects you can do in your kitchen, that don’t require the TV or computer. Bonus: the kids will have fun learning new cooking (or gardening) skills, and you’ll wind up with something delicious afterward!


  • Make Some Minty Chocolate Pudding Pots 1 of 10
    Make Some Minty Chocolate Pudding Pots
    These wee pots of minty chocolate pudding, made with just a few common pantry ingredients, are "planted" in small votive candleholders - perfect for kid-sized portions!
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Squeeze Your Own Candy Buttons 2 of 10
    Squeeze Your Own Candy Buttons
    You know those teeny candy buttons that come on strips of waxed paper? You can make them yourself! Jaime learned her trick of using squeeze bottles for royal icing from watching a special segment on Martha Stewart Living.
    Sophistimom has the recipe!
  • Bake Homemade Pitas 3 of 10
    Bake Homemade Pitas
    Puffy pitas are ideal for making with kids, requiring only one brief resting time and producing gratifyingly puffed results in the oven as flat rounds of dough balloon to three times their size.
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Whippy Chocolate Frosting 4 of 10
    Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Whippy Chocolate Frosting
    Sometimes swirly, sprinkled chocolate cupcakes don't need a special occasion... a day at home with the kids (and maybe a few friends) is occasion enough!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Create a Flowering Watermelon Garden 5 of 10
    Create a Flowering Watermelon Garden
    When spring hasn't quite sprung in the back yard, you can create your own colourful edible garden indoors! Easy step-by-step photos will have your melons blooming in no time!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Plant a Kitchen Garden 6 of 10
    Plant a Kitchen Garden
    Pick up small pots at the dollar store, or make your own plantable pots out of newspaper. Then get a kick start on your summer garden by planting seeds now - try going through the kitchen and planting apple seeds, dry beans and quinoa, too!
    Dinner with Julie has directions!
  • Assemble Pasta Salad Skewers 7 of 10
    Assemble Pasta Salad Skewers
    Let kids assemble lunch or dinner themselves - chunks of fresh veggies, cubes of cheese and cooked tortellini are simple to thread on bamboo skewers. If the weather is nice, they're perfect for picnicking!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Dip Chocolate Animal Crackers 8 of 10
    Dip Chocolate Animal Crackers
    These little goodies are fun to make - and coat with sprinkles! Start with store-bought cookies and dip in melted dark, milk or white chocolate - or swirl the two together for a more dramatic effect!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Pick up Some Cookbooks for the Kids 9 of 10
    Pick up Some Cookbooks for the Kids
    If you're looking for a fun spring break outing, plan a trip to the library - with a stop in the cookbook section. Kids can peruse pictures and recipes and choose something new to make or bake.
    The Family Kitchen has a great list of kids' cookbook titles!
  • Make a Real Banana Chocolate Milk 10 of 10
    Make a Real Banana Chocolate Milk
    Kids will need snacks over spring break - why not haul out the blender and teach them to make their own? A banana, milk and cocoa whiz together quickly to make naturally sweet banana flavoured chocolate milk. A perfect pre or post-sport snack, too!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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