Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Activity idea for kids: Bread Painting

This is an idea I had pinned some time ago, and recently pulled it out for a morning tea activity.

All you need is:

  • Bread
  • Brush
  • Milk
  • Food colouring

Simply add a few drops of food colouring to some milk, and you have your paint!

Then hand the brush to the little artist and let them have fun creating their little work of art to eat afterwards.


The coloured milk shows up surprisingly well against the bread. I was worried at first that the bread would simply absorb the milk and the colours would just end up smudgy and pale. But as you can see from the photo below, even the yellow showed up really brightly.


I also took the opportunity to illustrate some colour mixing – blue and yellow make green, red and blue make purple, and so on. Nathan wondered what would happen if we mixed all the colours up together, so I let him experiment for himself to see what would happen.


After that, we popped the coloured bread into the toaster and enjoyed it for our afternoon tea. It tasted especially delicious to Nathan since he made it himself.


More kids activity and play ideas shared here or on my pinterest page.


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  1. That's a cute and simple activity! Will definitely be trying this with my 2 1/2 year old soon. Thanks :D

  2. What an exciting activity for little minds!

  3. Very clever idea, my kids would love this!!

  4. What a good idea, love that they get to eat it too lol. Gotta try this out next week, I know Izzy is going to love it, but I will get a look as if I have gone round the bend and her being unsure about painting her food!


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