Edible Back to School Craft with Voortman Wafers

By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
September 11, 2020

Today, on Redhead Mom, we are sharing about our Edible Back to School Craft
as part of a partnered post with Voortman Bakery.Β 

It’s hard to believe that the kids are already back in school…but it’s not like a typical school year. Our kids here on the California Central Coast are doing school virtually. That means they are doing their schooling through computers from home. Being a mom and substitute teacher, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. While our kids are currently experiencing a whole new world of schooling, my husband and I thought it would be fun to create an Edible Back to School Craft using Voortman Wafers. Our kids love the Voortman Wafers, especially the Chocolate and Vanilla flavors they sent to us to use in our craft. Not only is this a creative and fun craft, but you can eat it when you’re done!

Back to School Craft with Voortman Wafers

What You Need

  • Voortman wafers (we used Vanilla and Chocolate)
  • Candy melts (different colors)
  • Icing in a tube
  • Writing gel (or edible markers)
  • Candy melting pan, double boiler or disposable bags (melt candy in microwave)



You’ll want to cut the wafers to replicate the picture we created below. We used a sharp steak knife to cut our wafers and icing in a tube to glue the pieces together. We then melted the different candy melts and “painted” them on to the pieces.

Back to School Craft with Voortman Wafers

We created the chalkboard first, followed by the table and chair, and then the laptop and mouse. You can color the chair with melted candy melts if you want, but we liked the way it looked without it. Get as creative as you want and use different colors! It’s ok to play with your food with this fun Back to School Craft!

I love Voortman Bakery cookies and wafers and was excited to start snacking on the Chocolate and Vanilla wafers. They are so good!!! Not only are Voortman Bakery cookies and wafers yummy, but they are also baked with real cocoa and real vanilla! At Voortman Bakery, they believe in real ingredients. Simple, real ingredients are what make their cookies so remarkably delicious. Their wafers and cookies have no artificial colors or flavors AND no high-fructose corn syrup.

At Voortman Bakery, they believe in the art of baking. Plus, their bakers love to bake! From creating new and exciting flavor combinations to constantly reviewing their recipes, their bakers are real cookie connoisseurs! They believe that cookies should taste delicious. I love that Voortman Bakery is committed to giving uncompromising quality, flavor, and simply better cookies to their customers. At Voortman Bakery, they believe the REAL bakes better.

Back to School Craft with Voortman Wafers


I enjoy learning the history behind brands that I love and Voortman Bakery was one of them! Voortman Cookies began in 1951 when two young Dutch brothers, William and Harry Voortman, opened their first bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. It took five years of dedicated baking and hard work before a Canadian grocery chain agreed to give Voortman Cookies shelf space in their stores!

Even though their name has changed, their commitment to using simple, real ingredients has not. At Voortman Bakery, quality and taste has always been and always will be their top priority From their classic Windmill cookies to their new Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, they’re constantly reinventing what delicious tastes like!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, be sure to check out this other fun creation using Voortman Bakery Wafers and Cookies – Edible Thanksgiving Turkey Craft.

What is your favorite flavor of Voortman Bakery Cookies or Wafers??


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Edible Back to School Craft with Voortman Wafers”

  1. Amy D says:

    Voortman makes the best wafer cookies. I love all their flavors, especially the seasonal varieties. My daughters would love making a craft like this.

  2. Sarah says:

    This is such a cute craft and yummy also πŸ™‚ my favorite Voortman items are the Coconut Creme wafer and coconut cookies, I’m hoping to find the limited edition apple crisp & pumpkin spice in my area.

  3. Christina Gould says:

    I’ve always loved wafers, but I’ve never thought of building furniture with them, lol. Thanks for posting!

  4. Antoinette M says:

    Love these wafers. Chocolate is my favorite.

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