We love making these edible crowns with our kids.
They are simple, fun, and delicious!
This activity will not only engage your child’s creativity, but it also provides you an opportunity to discuss God’s love for them and how they can become sons and daughters of the King. So, gather your supplies and let's get started!
- Marshmallows (mini and regular size work best)
- Pretzel sticks
- Optional decorations: fruit, fruit snacks, chocolate chips, sprinkles, cream cheese or icing—whatever you and your kids want to use!
Read 1 Peter 2:4-10 Together:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
HOW TO MAKE AN EDIBLE CROWN:
Step 1: Prepare Your Workstation
Lay out your pretzels, marshmallows, and any decorations on a clean table within easy reach. Remember, creativity can sometimes be a little messy, so laying out parchment paper and having a wipe or paper towels nearby is always handy!
Step 2: Build the Base
Start by arranging a row of marshmallows in a full or semi-circle. These marshmallows will form the base of the crown. Help your child understand that just as the marshmallows provide a strong foundation for the crown, God provides a strong foundation for us as His children through Jesus—the cornerstone.
Step 3: Create the Crown Structure
Take a pretzel stick and carefully press it between each of the marshmallows. Attach another marshmallow to the exposed portion of the pretzel stick. Continue this process until you have formed the semi-circle or a full circle, depending on the desired size of the crown. Encourage your child to be patient and handle the pretzel sticks gently, as they can break if too much pressure is applied. Use this step as an opportunity to discuss how God's love strengthens and holds us together, just like the pretzel sticks hold the crown.
Step 4: Decorate and Customize
Now comes the fun part! Let your child's imagination run wild as they decorate their edible crown. They can add colorful fruit snacks, sprinkle some edible glitter or sprinkles, or even use cream cheese or icing to attach edible decorations. Talk about how God, as our Creator, loves to see us express our unique personalities, just as your child is personalizing their crown.
Snack-Time Conversation Starters:
Here are a few simple conversation starters you can use to discuss being part of God’s family!
- "Did you know that just like we're making these crowns, God calls us His children? How do you feel about being a child of God?"
- "What are some ways we can show love to others, just like God loves us?"
- "Can you think of a time when you felt God's love in your heart?"
Remember, as you enjoy your tasty creations, let your children know how deeply loved they are as they wear their crowns, just as they are loved by their Heavenly Father.