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How to make edible paint
The best part about crafting with real food is eating the craft! Of course, not all food crafts are edible, but for our painted toast we used safe, edible paint. To make our edible paint, we combined a couple drops of water with our Wilton Icing Colors. Once we painted the bread, we popped it in the toaster oven, buttered our toast, and enjoyed a colorful snack. We used a similar method for our painted tortillas craft!
Note: Many painted toast recipes call for milk instead of water, which works just as well! Yet, for this activity we wanted to omit dairy.
Learn While Painting Toast!
Check out some ways to incorporate learning into this painted toast craft.
Review of Primary Colors- Use this opportunity to review the differences between primary and secondary colors. Of course, this almost always ends with my kids mixing ALL the colors together and forming a nice, brown mixture 🙂
Practice with Letters and Numbers- Encourage young ones to practice letters or numbers while painting the bread. This is a great chance for kids to use their fine motor skills.
Nutrition and Food Education- Grownups can use this craft as an opportunity to share some fun facts with kids about bread!
- Bread is typically made from dough and baked in the oven.
- Bread is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world.
- As you know, bread can be made in various shapes, sizes and with different ingredients. Some varieties include whole-grain bread, sourdough bread, cornbread or flatbread.
- The primary nutrient in bread is carbohydrates, which gives our bodies energy.
- Bread made from whole grain has many health benefits, including reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Toppings for your Painted Toast
We simply buttered our colorful toast, but there are a ton of other ways to sweeten this colorful treat. Here are a few suggested toppings:
- Butter, sugar and cinnamon
- Peanut butter and sliced bananas
- Cream cheese and sliced berries and/or jam
- Almond butter, honey and granola
- Nutella and sliced fruit
How to Make Painted Toast
Supplies & Ingredients
Notes on Supplies:
- Food gel or coloring-we like Wilton Icing Colors
- Water- milk can also be used for a brighter finish
- Paint brushes- brushes should be unused and cleaned!
Step 1: Mix water and food coloring
Step 2: Paint Bread
Step 3: Toast, add a desired topping, and enjoy!
Other Edible Crafts to Check Out
Simple Painted Toast!
- Paint brushes
- Small containers
- 3-5 slices bread white or wheat
- 8 tsp water
- 4 tsp food gel or coloring 4 different colors
- 1/2 tbsp butter (optional)
- In a small container, blend 2 tsp of water with 1 tsp of icing/food coloring. Repeat for each desired color.
- Paint bread as desired using a paint brush.
- Toast painted bread, add desired topping, and enjoy!
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. While we are not certified nutritionists, we work with a WordPress-integrated nutrition API to calculate our recipes' ingredient values.