Play with Your Food: Fun Recipes for Kids

Get the whole family involved in the kitchen with these easy, playful recipes. 

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved

Photo By: Kana Okada ©Kana Okada 2014

Spaghetti Nests

Bocconcini (small, fresh mozzarella balls) stand in for birds' eggs in Giada's adorable spaghetti dish. Use tongs to swirl the cooked spaghetti, then transfer it to a prepared pan and bake until firm enough to hold the "eggs."

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Nests

Prairie Sushi

Here's "sushi" you can pack in a lunchbox. Ree builds turkey and cream cheese wraps in soft flour tortillas, with carrot and cucumber for crunch, then cuts them into quarters to create "rolls."

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Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

Giada prepares crunchy, no-bake cookies by coating store-bought chow mein noodles in rich, melted chocolate. Similar to chocolate-covered pretzels, these "cookies" keep well in an airtight container—perfect for toting along to a picnic.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

Lady Bug Pops

Using an ice cube tray, freeze a sweet puree of strawberries, orange juice, lemon juice and honey together with a few blueberries for a quick and fun hand-held treat.

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Hand Cookies

Ree's hand-shaped cookies are a great afternoon project for the family. Once the cookies are cooled, let the kids show their creative sides by dressing up the cookies with frosting and any edible decorations, like jewels, disco dust or sanding sugar.

Basic Mug Cakes

These easy mug cakes come together with the help of a simple batter and a microwave. Best of all, they're portioned perfectly for kids. Try experimenting with different flavor combinations, like strawberry shortcake or chocolate chip.

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