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This deliciously edible craft lets kids celebrate the colors of any holiday!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 3rd grade / 3 - 8 years

You will need:

  • Pretzel rods (about 8 inches in length)
  • Sprinkles in a variety of holiday colors (red/green for Christmas, blue/white for Hanukkah, red/green/brown for Kwanzaa)
  • Canned white frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Plastic knives


  1. Provide students with a sheet of wax paper and allow them to choose the colors of sprinkles that they would like to use for their holiday sticks (e.g., red/green for Christmas, blue/white for Hanukkah, or red/green/brown for Kwanzaa).
  2. Have them spoon sprinkles onto the paper, arranged into long rows about 1½ inches wide. (Note: Younger children may need help to make sure that their colors don’t mix together as they arrange them on the sheet.)
  3. Have students use a plastic knife to coat the top half of their pretzel rods in white frosting.
  4. Before the frosting hardens, instruct students to carefully roll the coated rod through the strips of colored sprinkles until the icing is coated with two or three colors that represent the holiday of their choice.
  5. Place in a refrigerator to chill for an hour or so—or eat right away!

Special Days

November Holidays
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Turkey Table Toppers
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast” Brain Teaser Game
Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy Handprint Plates
Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine Mobile
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt

Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Father’s Day
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card

Patriotic Holidays
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin
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