Cannon is really starting to show an interest in identifying colors and engaging with them to make art. I even bought him a brand new pack of the chubby toddler crayons to color with (but for some reason he is choosing to eat the yellow one. Maybe he thinks it’s cheese???). Anyways, it’s super cute when he walks up to me and asks “color?” So coloring has been an activity we take out multiple times a day in our house. Needless to say I was ready to color with a new medium yesterday!

Materials:

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Bread
Food coloring
Milk
Containers for your “milk paint”
New Paint brushes

 

There’s no real recipe for making the paint. Just add as much food coloring as you’d like to the milk. I would reccomend just pouring a tiny amount, though. You really don’t need a whole lot to paint with!

 My boys were beyond excited when I sat them down for this art project/snack!

(Photo from the original post 2.5 years ago! Look at my sweet little boy!)

My kids dipped their paintbrushes in the milk paint and made abstract art right on their bread (note: white bread works best for this project).
They tried making pictures and writing their names, but too much painting on the bread makes it soggy and rip. In my opinion, keeping the art abstract is easier to manage.
Doesn’t it look like unicorn toast? I mean, I’ve never actually seen unicorn toast, but if i did I imagine it would look like this!
Once we were done painting I put the bread in the broiler part of my oven for just a minute or two. When it was nice and toasty I spread on some butter and we ate our art!

This was a great snack, especially after we just participated in the Color in Motion 5k! I’m looking forward to incorporating more colorful art projects this week as I nurture my boys’ newfound interest in color, what projects do you recommend?

 

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