Crafts for Kids edible bread dough sculptures tutorial (4 of 6)

Published on June 3rd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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How-to: Edible Bread Dough Sculptures

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edible bread dough sculptures tutorial (4 of 6)

Want an awesome decoration that’s also a healthy appetizer at your next party? How about a special side dish for a Father’s Day dinner that’s also a work of art? Or how about just a really fun rainy day kid’s craft that’s also lunch?

Edible bread sculptures start as play dough and end up as tasty masterpieces. Bread dough is easy enough for a kid to sculpt, but the finished loaf holds detail surprisingly well, making it a satisfying craft for even older artists, who won’t be disappointed with the results.

This bread dragon, served with a cashew and spinach spread, will grace the table at my kiddo’s dragon-themed ninth-birthday party, but our dinners are often served with bread turtles, bread snowmen, bread monsters, and more, all made by the kids just for fun and just as happily eaten–whole wheat bread, consumed without complaint!

Here’s how to make your own edible bread sculptures:

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



  • Tina

    I so wish we could eat bread! At some point we’ll experiment with soaking our grains before cooking with them, but for now I have no desire to go anywhere near gluten.

    They look so fun and yummy though!

    • http://www.craftknife.blogspot.com Julie Finn

      Have you tried making gluten-free bread? I don’t know if those doughs work differently, but the end result looks pretty conventional, from what I’ve seen, so it *seems* like it would work.

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