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Keep the little ones busy over the school break by joining you in the kitchen. From easy cupcakes to tasty pizzas, we've got plenty of fun foodie projects.

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  • Peach melba pop pies

    Peach melba pop pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    These easy peasy pies are stuffed with flavour and are great fun for little fingers to decorate

  • Chocolate chip muffins served on a wire rack

    Chocolate chip muffins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.54 ratings

    Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite

  • Holiday pizzas

    Holiday pizzas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    The latest in our cooking with kids series looks at kneading, rolling and sauce skills- then let your child build their own pizza from their favourite toppings

  • Iced biscuits alongside icing pens

    Simple iced biscuits

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays. They'll have fun making them and then devour them once ready

  • Rainbow spaghetti in a tray

    Rainbow spaghetti

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Try making this rainbow spaghetti as a sensory activity for babies and toddlers, or serve as a fun lunch – just top with their favourite dressing, and enjoy with a salad

  • Tropical granola lollies

    Tropical granola lollies

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Simple fruity lollies that count as one of your five-a-day, topped with rich dark chocolate and crunchy cereal for a moreish frozen treat

  • Simple nutty pancakes

    Simple nutty pancakes

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Stephen Mangan's easy breakfast pancakes are great for getting kids into cooking, and they're healthier with the addition of agave syrup rather than sugar, and chopped mixed nuts

  • Mixed fruit tart

    Mixed fruit tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    This tasty tart is a great introduction to pastry and gives budding young chefs a chance to flex their creative muscles as they decorate with vanilla mascarpone and a variety of berries

  • Simple stir-fry in a bowl

    Simple stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Kids getting into cooking? This simple stir-fry with prawns, veggies and noodles is great for aspiring chefs and will make a quick meal for busy weeknights

  • Mini quiches on a blue plate

    Mini quiches

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Pack these mini quiches with bacon and cheese for a picnic. Great for feeding a hungry crowd, plus you can make them a day ahead and even freeze them

  • Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies

    Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    The food processor does most of the work in this cookie recipe, but younger children will enjoy rolling the dough into balls and thumbprinting. Older kids can make them on their own

  • Chocolate cupcakes and white and milk chocolate icing on cake platter with sprinkles

    Chocolate cupcakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.138 ratings

    Whip up a batch of simple chocolate cupcakes for a party, coffee morning or afternoon tea. Top with buttercream, or perhaps a cream cheese frosting

  • Double-dipped shortbread cookies on a wire rack

    Double-dipped shortbread cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratings

    What could be better than shortbread biscuits? Shortbread double-dipped in milk and white chocolate! They're sure to go down a storm with family and friends

  • Sunshine lollies

    Vegan orange lollies

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    A combination of orange, satsuma and carrot make these refreshing lollies a low-calorie treat. They're also vegan, gluten-free and sure to be a hit with kids!

  • Cheeky chicken satay

    Chicken satay

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.74 ratings

    This recipe is part of Food Editor Barney's 'cooking with kids' series. Here, Barney and his daughter Maisie make chicken skewers with peanut sauce

  • Chocolate concrete squares

    Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

  • Chocolate jungle jam jar

    Chocolate jungle jam jar

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    The base of these pots is a squidgy chocolate pudding. Add a layer of wild coconut grass, jelly snakes and chocolate trees for an edible jungle

  • Chocolate cake with decorations and sprinkles

    Chocolate traybake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.28 ratings

    This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales

  • Strawberry milk pops

    Strawberry milk pops

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.10 ratings

    Homemade ice lollies are healthier and cheaper than shop-bought. These are as creamy as ice cream but lower in fat

  • Strawberry tarts

    Strawberry tarts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Get your kids in the kitchen to create these teatime treats, perfect for 8-14 year-olds to show off their cooking skills

  • Fruity ice-lolly pens

    Fruity ice-lolly pens

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Dip these fruity ice lollies in natural food colouring then encourage kids to start scribbling

  • Pizza with homemade sauce cut into slices

    Pizza with homemade sauce

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

    Make pizza for the family with a homemade base and tomato sauce. The recipe is perfect to get kids involved in cooking. Top with mozzarella and fresh basil

  • Loaded open sandwiches on a plate

    Loaded open sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Keep the kids happy over the summer holidays with a patisserie-style afternoon tea complete with these easy open sandwiches featuring a variety of toppings

  • Easy cornflake tart cut into slices and served with custard

    Easy cornflake tart

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.42 ratings

    Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it's delicious served with custard

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