Edible Paints

I've got a few kids already out of school for the summer.
It's week one and I just dare them to say "I'm Boooorrreed"
Because all bored children get a chore to do. Really, with all the mess around here, Mama's never bored!

It's really hard to follow a tricked out remote control cookie but I have a fun project that will impress your children and requires no special supplies or skills.
So you may just want to keep this little activity in your back pocket for an "I'm bored" moment.
Edible paints!

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Also known as milk mixed with food coloring!

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No tutorial required, although I do suggest some new paint brushes.

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You can turn your creation into toast.

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Or use cookie cutters to cut a fancy PBJ and let your kids go crazy!
Everyone wants permission to play with their food, right?

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Here's to kicking off your summer.
I'm wishing you no whining, complaining or fighting of children.
I'm wishing the kids will read quietly, getting smarter by themselves while you do projects.
And then you can laugh and play at the beach while doing the perfect family photo shoot.
If only I were a fairy godmother and my wishes came true :)
Happy start to your summer anyway!

11 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this with my grandchildren! They'll love to beautify their food! XOXO

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  2. I love this Kathryn! Collin would LOVE this. Colored toast is coming to the Haslem home :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is such a fun idea! I'm sure my boys would have a blast doing this, though I'm pretty sure we would end up with brown 'paint' by the time they were finished:) They love to mix colors!

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  4. haha my brother kept telling my mom he was bored the summer he was 12... she threatened him with making a quilt if he said it one more time- he made and hand quilted a twin sized quilt- it's one of his most cherished items from childhood :)

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  5. What a great idea and how fun! I'm teaching 7-10 year olds in Culinary Camp next week. This will be a fun thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

    blessings,
    Debbie

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  6. Love it Kathryn. I'm totally going to do that.

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  7. Love this! I can't wait to paint Christmas toast! And Valentine toast! And St. Patty's Day toast! You're a genius!

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  8. That is genius! That and the side walk paint will totally make my summer better! Haha! I don't care if I'm "too old," I totally think painting my sandwiches sounds fun. :)

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  9. Dang it, I just packed my food coloring on Sat. Perhaps this one will be in my back pocket for a week or so. Cannot wait to try it, great idea. BTW, Loved Natalie's testimony today, such a sweetie!

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  10. Wow this is just the cutest idea ever! I can't wait until my little one is old enough to try this.

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