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