8 Creative Cooking Projects For Kids During Summer Vacation
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With the ongoing summer season, several schools across the country have declared summer vacation. It is the best time for the kids to enjoy themselves with their loved ones. During summer vacation kids spend their time doing creative projects at home which they not only enjoy but also learn about many things.  

One of the perfect activities that your kids must enjoy is spending time in the kitchen. Oftentimes you have seen your kids helping you out in culinary activities. Summer vacation can be the ideal time for the kids to explore their creativity in the kitchen. Encourage your kids to engage in cooking projects that not only teach them valuable culinary skills but also lend independence, creativity, and a love for good food. Here are some fun and creative cooking projects that your kids can enjoy during their summer break. Take a look:   

  • DIY Pizza Party  

Encourage your kids to unveil their inner chef by hosting a DIY pizza party. Provide a wide range of toppings such as cheese, pepperoni, vegetables, and sauces to your kids. Allow each child to make and customise their own pizza dough and topping before baking them to perfection. This project helps the kids to get knowledge about different flavour combinations and allows them to express their creativity.    

  • Fruit Kabobs  

It is a tough time to make the kids indulge in eating fruits. One of the ways they can get excited about eating is by making colourful fruit kabobs. Offer them a variety of fruits ranging from strawberries to grapes, pineapple, and melon. With the help of cookie cutters, kids can cut the fruits into fun shapes and then thread them onto skewers. Apart from being delicious, fruit kabobs are a healthy and refreshing summer snack.   

  • Homemade Ice Cream  

Beat the heat by engaging in making homemade ice cream with the kids. Allow your kids to choose their favourite flavours and mix-ins such as chocolate chips, sprinklers, and fruits. To make it kid-friendly, use a simple no-churn ice cream recipe that only requires a few ingredients and doesn’t need an ice cream maker. Kids will fall in love with making their own ice cream and will be impressed by the delicious result.    

  • Decorate Your Own Cupcakes  

Your baking can be turned into an art project for your kids by letting them decorate their own cupcakes. Bake a batch of plain cupcakes and provide an assortment of frosting colours, sprinklers, edible glitters, and other decorations, Kids with the help of the imagination can create unique designs and patterns on their cupcakes. This project helps the kids to develop their motor skills and creativity.   

  • Build Your Own Sandwich Bar  

Organise a build-your-own sandwich bar to allow the kids to customise their sandwiches. To make this, provide a variety of bread, deli meats, cheeses, vegetables, spreads, and condiments. Kids can experiment with different flavour combinations and prepare sandwiches that reflect their personal tastes. This is a great project to teach your kids about balance and proportion in cooking.   

  • Rainbow Fruit Popsicles  

Popsicles are the perfect way to beat the summer heat, and nothing can be better than homemade ones. All kids love popsicles and thus, they find it interesting to prepare them. From the assortment of colour fruits like strawberries, oranges, kiwi, blueberries, and grapes, allow the kids to puree them separately and then layer them in the popsicle molds to create a rainbow effect. Kids will love the vibrant colours and the refreshing taste of healthy popsicles. 

  • Edible Art  

You can turn food into an art with the help of this creative project for kids. Give kids a variety of colourful fruits, vegetables cheese, and other edible ingredients. You encourage them to use their own imaginary creativity to make edible masterpieces on plates or cutting boards. This project helps to foster creativity and also teaches kids about different textures, colours, and flavours.  


  • DIY Snack Mix  

Help the kids to make their own snack mix by using their creativity. Offer a variety of ingredients like cereals, pretzels, nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, and chocolate chips. Kids can mix and match their favourite ingredients to create personalised snack mix. This is a fun activity that helps kids get an idea about portion control and healthy snacking habits.