Garden Pudding Cups are such a fun and simple treat for kids. Made with individual pudding cups and a few other supplies these are easy for kids to help make too. A great snack for spring and summer parties complete with edible dirt and planted carrots!
HOW DO YOU MAKE EDIBLE DIRT?
No garden pudding cup is complete without some pretend dirt. The dirt is edible and is so fast to make.
It is made with chocolate sandwich cookies. Any brand of sandwich cookie will work.
All you have to do is put the cookies into a zippered baggie and use a rolling pin or another hard item to crush the cookie so it resembles loose dirt.
INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES FOR GARDEN PUDDING CUPS
You can make as many pudding cups as you need. Adjust ingredient amounts depending on how many kids need a garden cup.
- Chocolate Pudding Cups
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Carrot Gummy Candies
- Popsicle Sticks
- Green Construction Paper
HOW TO MAKE GARDEN PUDDING CUPS FOR KIDS
These sweet little garden cups are so great for spring and summer parties and events. It is also a fun little project for kids to do when they have a friend over to play.
If your kids love gardening and gardening projects these are a fun way to kick off gardening season.
STEP ONE: MAKE GRASS
Start off by making the grass that will surround the pudding cup. Lay the green construction paper out flat on the table.
Line a pudding cup up along the top or bottom edge so you can see where to cut the paper so it will cover the entire cup.
Cut a strip of the construction paper based on where you lined up the cup.
STEP TWO: CUT GRASS BLADES
Once the strip has been cut you can cut tiny strips about 3/4 of the way down along one edge so it resembles grass.
STEP THREE: ADD GRASS TO CUP
Wrap the grass around the cup and tape it into place.
STEP FOUR: MAKE DIRT
Now place one sandwich cookie in a baggie for each cup you will make. Squeeze the air out of the baggie and then crush the cookie using a rolling pin or glass.
STEP FIVE: ADD DIRT TO CUP
Remove the lid on the pudding cup and sprinkle the edible cookie dirt to the top of the cup.
STEP SIX: ADD CARROTS
Now take the carrot gummy candies and place one or two in each cup. Stick the carrot down partially into the dirt and pudding.
You can write the word “carrots” on the popsicle stick and put it into the pudding cup so it resembles a garden marker.
GARDEN PUDDING CUPS RECIPE
You can download and print off the complete ingredients and instructions for these garden pudding cups via the recipe card below.
These garden pudding cups are adorable. They are made with individual pudding cups and even have edible dirt!
- Pudding Cups
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Carrot Gummies
Lay the piece of green construction paper horizontally on a flat surface. Take one pudding cup and line it up to either the top of bottom edge so you know where to cut the strip for the grass. It should cover the entire pudding cup. Cut the strip of paper for the grass. Continue making small cuts about ¾ down the strip of paper to resemble grass blades. I took it a step further and made a few random cuts in between so some of the grass blades had jagged edges. Wrap the strip of paper around a pudding cup (grass blades facing up), then trim to fit and add a piece of tape to secure it in the back.
Next, place your sandwich cookies (about 1 per pudding cup) in a ziplock bag. Release the air in the bag and ensure it’s tightly closed. Use a rolling pin to tap the cookies until they’ve broken into small pieces.
Crumble the cookie mixture on top of each pudding cup so it is completely coated. This resembles the dirt in the garden.
Add a few carrots to each pudding cup - allowing the orange part of the carrot to be partially buried into the pudding.
Write the word “Carrots” on a popsicle stick and place into the “carrot garden” and your Carrot Garden Pudding Cups are complete and ready to enjoy.
If you loved this fun kid's recipe be sure to check these other ideas out:
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