Make your kids’ snack time more colorful with edible paint! You only need three items to make this yummy soda cracker painting project a hit in your own home.
My older kids, 4 and 2, were anxious to get their “activity” on, and had been begging to paint for a few days. After seeing this milk color swirling activity on Pinterest, it got my creative juices flowing to make a whole event out of painting with food colors.
We started out with the rainbow milk science activity, which held their attention for about 10 minutes and then moved on to the main event, soda cracker painting with edible paint!
Ingredients for making edible paint:
- food colors (gel or liquid)
Materials you’ll need for soda cracker painting:
- small plate
- small bowl or ramekin
- edible paint recipe (see below)
- popsicle sticks (for small hands)
- toothpicks (for older children)
- soda crackers
- kid-sized aprons or bibs
How to set up your soda cracker painting activity:
Protect your kids’ clothing by tying on an apron or shirt-like bib. (Love these bibs for the younger ones!) Place all materials on the table and talk to your children about colors. Allow them to choose their favorite color for the painting.
Add a tablespoon of honey to your child’s bowl and a tiny bit of food coloring. Give the tot a popsicle stick to stir up their edible paint. Set their soda crackers out on a plate in front of each child and allow them to paint and experiment making designs on their crackers before eating them. If your kids are like mine, they’ll be “painting” their lips too!
NOTE: This edible paint works great for finger painting too! For babies and tub time play, check out our favorite recipe for baby-safe edible paint.
For more fun activities to keep you kids learning and entertained, follow my Preschool and Tot School board on Pinterest! Follow Jellibean Journals | Parenting, Recipes, and Cloth Diaper 101’s board Tot School & Preschool Ideas on Pinterest.