It’s spring. The birds are chirping again. The flowers are blooming. Sunshine breaks through the clouds to show its face more often. To celebrate, I made these spring flower Rice Krispies Treats with my kids. It was an open ended food decorating experience I set up for my girls and their friends, and they all really enjoyed the activity as well as the eating that came afterward.
This activity was inspired when I made my Rice Krispies Treats disguised as an Easter bunny. I have also used Rice Krispies to make these owls in their nests and sandcastles. When I was making the Easter Rice Krispies Treats, I had left over treats. My girls were having friends over, and I had a flower cookie cutter on hand. I thought it would be fun to let them decorate their own big flower Rice Krispies Treat to their own liking. I was right. Setting up a cookie, Rice Krispies or cupcake decorating station for kids is a great way to keep them entertained. It also is a unique way for them to express their creative abilities. It’s really easy to set out a batch of cute Rice Krispies treats. The only extra step is using a cookie cutter rather than cutting them into squares. We did flowers for spring, but kids could really choose their own shape for any season, holiday or occasion.
Materials Needed to Make Rice Krispies Treats Flowers
- Batch of Rice Krispies Treats
- Flower Cookie Cutter (affiliate link)
- Assorted Sprinkles
- Writing Food Gels
- Frosting – You’d love my buttercream. You won’t need so much, so make 1/4-1/2 a batch. You can always refrigerate or freeze the extra. I actually made it easy on myself because I had a tub of the store bought stuff hanging out in the cupboard.
How to Make Rice Krispies Treats Flowers
- Make Rice Krispies Treats and press them in a pan until about 1″ thick.
- Using flower cookie cutter, cut out flower shapes.
- Set out frosting, sprinkles and gel writers for kids to decorate however they like. Yes, they will use too many sprinkles, but they will have fun!
I hope you enjoy setting up your own decorating stations for kids to explore the culinary arts in a fun and age appropriate way.