Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Holiday Treats!

15 fun and easy Christmas Cupcakes kids can make for holiday parties and more

Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

I loved putting together this post on Christmas Cupcakes kids can make (or help decorate). I only wish I would have done it a week earlier, and saved myself some stress (and another gray hair). I have a feeling you might relate to my panic…

You have probably been there yourself. You know – when you suddenly get the notice that the holiday bake sale is the very next day! And there is literally no time to shop, let alone plan, and a teensy-weensy window of time between say 10 pm and midnight to get any “extra” chores done. And I just simply can’t bring myself to send in a box of store-bought treats – but no judgement to those who do! I totally get it!!

Lo and behold, my day was saved by The Littlest Helper very thoughtfully coming down with a nasty cold the same evening – she was fortunately too sick to go to school (oh dear – that sounds a little twisted, doesn’t it?). However, I don’t want to end up stuck in the lurch for the next  Christmas bake sale, pot-luck, cake-walk, class party…so I have tracked down 15 of the most fabulous Christmas Cupcakes out there. Actually, the Littlest Helper did the choosing (her idea of heaven – no school AND a free pass for an hour of Pinterest!).  I short-listed her favorite holiday treats to 15 that looked easy for kids to make, or at least decorate. I promise you, Santa would give these holiday treats his seal of approval!

And now on to our…

15 Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make!

1. Mickey Mouse Santa Hat CupcakeTwo Sisters Crafting

Yup – busted! I can’t help but to start of this list of easy Christmas Cupcakes kids can make with one they totally probably can’t make. At least not and have it turn out looking like the photo. But OMG – these are SO sweet I couldn’t help myself!

Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Cupcakes - these fun Christmas Cupcakes with a Disney theme will be a big hit at your Holiday Party. So adorable, so delicious and so easy to make. Pin this yummy Christmas Treat for later and follow us for more fun Christmas Food Ideas.

Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Cupcake – Two Sisters Crafting || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters From Santa Blog

2. Ornament Cupcakes – Your Cup of Cake

The only difficult thing about these Christmas ornament cupcakes is keeping the candies on the cupcakes and out of their little mouths!

Ornament Cupcakes || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

Ornament Cupcakes – Your Cup of Cake || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

3. Easy Snowman Cupcakesone little project at a time

Easy, easy, easy. Did I say easy?

These easy snowman cupcakes would be PERFECT for a winter birthday party, a Christmas party, or just a fun baking activity with the kids! So cute and easy!

Easy Snowman Cupcakes – one little project at a time || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

 4. “i give up” cupcakes – Sugar Swings

This holiday cupcake looks complicated (and impressive) but it is really pretty easy! You will need to be a little more involved than some of these other Christmas treats, but look at the outcome!

Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats!|| "I Give Up" Cupcakes - Sugar Swings

“I Give Up” Cupcakes – Sugar Swings || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats!|| Letters from Santa Blog

5. Santa Hat CupcakesFrugal Mom Eh

Gotta have a Santa Hat treat in the list, and this one is truly simple and adorable!

These Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for a Christmas party desserts table. Your family will love this idea!

Santa Hat Cupcakes – Frugal Mom Eh || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

6. Christmas Light Cupcakes – Baked Bree

These might need a little collaboration with you to get the Christmas light wire in place, then the kids can take over and finish them off!

Christmas Light Cupcakes

Christmas Light Cupcakes – Baked Bree || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

7. North Pole Cupcakes – Sprinkle Some Fun

Very sweet North Pole treat – you could even add a little sign if you felt overly ambitious. Even better, have the kids make some tiny little signs. That will keep them busy for a short while!

Letters from Santa Blog || North Pole Cupcakes by Sprinkle Some Fun

North Pole Cupcakes – Sprinkle Some Fun || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

8. Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes – A Few Shortcuts

A North Pole treat that is fun, simple, and looks fantastic!

Celebrate the chilly weather with this fun Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe. Such a cute simple decorating idea for a party or just for fun!

Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes – A Few Shortcuts || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

9. Snowman Cupcakes – Cooking Classy

Adorable and so very simple!!

Snowman Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Snowman Cupcakes by Cooking Classy || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

10. Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe – Crazy Little Projects

There are oodles of Rudolph and Reindeer cupcakes to be found out there but these ones really are nice and simple for the kids to do! And so cute too!

Oh these are SO cute!! Quick and easy holiday treat. Reindeer cupcakes.

Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe – Crazy Little Projects || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

11. Melted Snowmen Cookies – Home is Where the Boat Is

So, if you were paying attention, you would have caught me! This is actually a cookie recipe, but hey, why not for cupcakes?

Melted Snowmen Cookies by Home is Where the Boat Is. What a wonderful holiday treat the kids can make! || Letters from Santa Blog

Melted Snowmen Cookies – Home is Where the Boat Is || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

12. Grinch Cupcake Tutorial – Make Bake Celebrate

This Grinch face might be a job for a grown up, but the furry icing should be doable for the kids with just a little adult instruction!

Grinch Cupcake Tutuorial || Letters from Santa Blog

Grinch Cupcake Tutorial – Make Bake Celebrate || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

13. Gingerbread Cupcakes – Celebrate Creativity

This might end up a two-day project, so maybe not the best for a last-minute crisis. But they are so adorable I just had to include them here. Think how thrilled your little people will be to bake cookies and cupcakes in the same week!

Gingerbread Cupcakes by Celebrate Creativity || Letters from Santa Blog

Gingerbread Cupcakes – Celebrate Creativity || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

14. Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes – Just a Taste

I know these might look complicated, but I promise the kids can do it! We have done drizzly chocolate designs in the past – totally hands off for me!

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from justataste.com

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes – Just a Taste || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

15. Rudolph Cupcakes – Mommy Moment

Can you imagine the giggles these little fellas are going to bring about ?! Makes me smile just thinking about it!

Rudolph Cupcakes - Mommy Moment || Letters from Santa Blog

Rudolph Cupcakes – Mommy Moment || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

 

I hope you have as much fun with these Christmas cupcakes kids can make as we did! And if you are looking for more fun edible crafts to do with the kids over the holidays, you will want to see  this post on some adorable Christmas Chocolate bark kids can make and this one on Christmas Candy Gifts Kids Can Make!

Still looking for more? Try these Gingerbread cookies kids will love, these Christmas cookies kids can bake, or these Santa cookies !

15 Fun and Easy Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make!

Christmas Cupcakes simple enough for kids to make or decorate! Perfect for parties, bake-sales, pot-lucks and more! || Letters from Santa Blog

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