Painted toast

by threegirlpileup

Continuing her explorations of color mixing, Maggie suggested recently that we make another batch of painted toast. The idea for this originally came from Make and Takes, and Maggie has especially enjoyed both making and eating this project.

Luckily, we had some white bread on hand–often we don’t–as well as plenty of soy milk (that’s what we have used). The technique is simple; just add a little food coloring to the milk and paint away. Afterwards, you can toast it (Anna) or just eat as is (Maggie).

I set Anna up in a tray to work once she decided that she’d rather squeeze the paint onto her bread than use a paintbrush.

Maggie, on the other hand, did a lot of careful custom color mixing, and then some very meticulously rendered bread paintings. Which of course I have no pictures of.

We love starting the day with art projects around here, but sometimes we get so involved that we forget to eat. I think we need more activities like this one, where we can do art and make breakfast at the same time!