4 Creative & EASY Kids Christmas Snack Ideas ~ Even Non-Pinterest People Can Do!

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Looking for EASY and kid-friendly Christmas snack ideas?

If you’ll be a hosting a holiday party, organizing classroom parties, or simply want to make a special holiday-themed school lunch for your little ones, check out these oh so easy and creative snack/treat ideas for the kiddos!

DIY fun snacks for christmas

Many schools don’t allow homemade goodies, so adding some fun details and embellishments to packaged snacks is a festive option! Make sure to check the Dollar Tree for many of these simple craft supplies or adapt these ideas to things you may already have on hand.

Here’s how to easily transform ordinary packaged snacks into creative holiday treats your kids will LOVE! 😍 🎄

1.) Snowmen String Cheese

christmas snack ideas

Supplies Needed: 

Directions: Cut a shape in the form of a hat with black paper and glue it to top of the cheese stick. Add face details with Sharpie markers. Tie a piece of ribbon as a “scarf”, and add a few dots of marker as “buttons”.


snowman cheese sticks

2.) Gingerbread Decorated Oatmeal Creme Pies

gingerbread snacks

Supplies Needed:

Directions: Draw “frosting” details around the outside packaging of the cookie using puffy paint. Glue eye and cheek details and add a smile using puffy paint. Shape a piece of the pipe cleaner into a small ribbon and glue to the top of the cookie. Let dry.


oatmeal creme pie snack

3.) Santa Belt Fruit Cups

making christmas snacks

Supplies Needed: 

Directions: Cut 1/2 inch wide strips of black paper to fit individual cups. Glue paper across the middle of each cup. Draw a square “buckle” detail using puffy paint. Let dry.


santa fruit bowl

4.) Reindeer Pudding Cups

pudding reindeer

Supplies Needed: 

Directions: Tape a pipe cleaner across the top of the cup, and form each end into a zigzag shape. Glue red nose to the bottom of the cup, and eyes to the top of the side.


reindeer snacks

Oh my goodness these snacks were FUN and EASY to put together!

My kids are excited to share some with their friends. A platter of these would make some creative party favors at a holiday party. SO CUTE!

christmas school snacks

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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  1. Love from Munchkintime.com

    Love the cheese stick snowmen and those reindeers are just so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Aw thanks for your kind words!

  2. Nicole K

    I love these ideas! So cute and easy! I’m going to have to try one for my daughter’s class.

  3. Genie

    Cute ideas!

    • Lina D


  4. Sandy

    Neat, thanks for the tips!

    • Lina D

      You’re welcome Sandy!

  5. Erica

    Love these!!

  6. Sherry

    Absolutely LOVE these ideas!!!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Sherry!

  7. Shannon

    Love it!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Shannon!

  8. Penny

    Thanks for sharing, great idea for kids Christmas parties! Thanks for all you do!

    • Lina D

      Thanks for reading Penny!

  9. domanda4

    Awesome ideas. Love the cheese stick snowman for Cub scouts snack next week. Perfect!

    • Lina D

      Oh how fun! – thanks!

  10. Melanie

    Just did the snowman string cheese for my daughter’s class…so cute! Thanks for the idea Lina! ⛄️

    • Lina D

      Oh how fun! You’re so welcome 😊

  11. Alicia

    Thank you for sharing these ideas with others! I love all of them!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay thanks Alicia!!

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