Cooking and Baking Kits Kids Can Handle All By Themselves (Really!)

Give them the chance to make something delicious, with just a little adult supervision.

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September 02, 2022

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A photo showing a young girl's hands using a wooden spatula to mix her cookie batter. She is at her kitchen at home and is baking chocolate chip cookies.


A photo showing a young girl's hands using a wooden spatula to mix her cookie batter. She is at her kitchen at home and is baking chocolate chip cookies.

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If there's a kid in your life who loves to cook, you know how tricky it can be to cook with them. You have to vet the recipe before you begin and figure out how they can help: Can they measure and mix? Are there tools involved they aren’t big enough to use yet? How long will the recipe take — and is there a chance they’ll lose interest halfway though?

Now, it might sound like a bold claim, but these kits have all the answers. I’m not even kidding. They all include directions that are easy to follow (some even have handy pictures to help kids through the process!). And if an adult should oversee a step or two, the kit will explain everything. Take all the guesswork out of your next baking or cooking adventure with your little one and simply enjoy your time together with one of these kid-friendly kits.

This cook-along kit comes with an exclusive code for your child to take a virtual cooking class and learn to make Japanese sushi, from start to finish. We could easily see your kid enjoying this kit solo or with a friend after school — just be sure to stop by the store for ingredients first. This kit comes with a 12-step recipe guide, sushi mat and chopstick set.

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Can’t decide whether tonight should be pasta or pizza night? With this kit, and a few staples you probably already have on hand, your kid chef can make both! The kit comes with child-size tools, too, including a silicone rolling pin with wooden handles, a flexible pasta and pizza rolling mat, a pasta strainer spoon, and stainless steel mini shape cutters.

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Kids ages 3 and up will be so excited to make their very own ravioli with this fun box. The 18-piece kit comes with all the tools and most of the ingredients they’ll need to make ravioli like they’ve never seen before. (You’ll just need to supply the fillings!)

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Do you have a kid who’s ready for some independence in the kitchen? This kit is filled with pre-measured, gluten-free ingredients, which means you won’t have to do much at all. Turn on the oven, then wait patiently while the delicious chocolate chunk cookies bake, all thanks to your little chef!

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Yummy Crate boxes work as simply as 1, 2, 3: Choose a plan, meal prep, then have fun. You can sign your kid up for a monthly subscription box, and in it they’ll receive three recipes, a specialty cooking tool, a shopping list, Yummy Zine magazine and two hands-on projects. The STEAM-based kits are intended to help kids experiment and make something delicious.

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