A Toast to Celebrate

7 Jun


Today is another inventive post with a low-cost idea in mind to foster and promote creativity.

Today is a suggestion for creating an affordable and potentially attractive edible item. 

Let’s put your artistic skills to work in the kitchen , or support the visions of a younger child at a counter top.  To do this project you need  to first be aware of any food allergies from bread, milk, or food coloring.  Then if there are none, get those supplies ready.

 This snack idea can especially be made for the upcoming traditional holiday: Father’s Day.  It’s a creative and fun activity that ends in a snack.  The process is easy… paint a masterpiece on a piece of bread and then eat.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Bread
  • Food Coloring
  • Milk
  • Clean Small Paint Brushes (new and currently unused is best)
  • Toaster
Decide how many colors you want to use and gather that many small cups. If you use small paper cups a child can easily grasp that size.
Put about 1/4 cup of milk in each cup. You can use any type of milk that your household drinks.
 Using the food coloring, add a different color to each cup. Add the food coloring until you get a bright color.
Have a simple idea in mind to paint onto the bread surface.  If you use white bread, the colors may show up more brightly than on wheat.
Use the paint brush and paint a picture on a piece of bread. Make sure that bread doesn’t get too wet.

milk painted bread

When your picture is done, toast the bread. Now you have a master piece to eat!  You may want to top the toast with a bit of butter but, remember that if you use jam or honey or another type of spread, you may not be able to see your painted creation!  Enjoy the creation! 
Maybe even personalize it with a special name or message, have fun making art to eat!
Let me know by written comment below if you think this is a fun idea, if you have done this in the past or if you plan to do it in the future.




8 Responses to “A Toast to Celebrate”

  1. clubcreativestudio July 1, 2011 at 4:18 AM #

    You are welcome- let us know how the experience goes!

  2. michelleshaeffer June 26, 2011 at 5:52 AM #

    What a fun idea! I’m going to have to try that next time I make some gluten free bread for my kids, they’ll have a blast. Thank you. 🙂

  3. Veronica Campos-Hallstrom June 8, 2011 at 3:59 AM #

    Along with “painting” the bread and toasting it as suggested in the post, another step in the beginning process can be to cookie cut the bread into a special shape, paint then place it flat onto a sheet for the toaster oven for a quick set.

  4. Leona Martin June 8, 2011 at 1:57 AM #


    I saw this idea several years ago and my kids LOVED it and had fun! I passed it along!

  5. Veronica Campos-Hallstrom June 7, 2011 at 9:59 PM #

    I have done this with a simple heart shape…just because.

  6. Veronica Campos-Hallstrom June 7, 2011 at 9:57 PM #

    Yes Roy, and then the sceince lesson takes over from the art lesson. Creativity and use of right and left brain.

  7. Lynn Brown June 7, 2011 at 9:52 PM #

    What a fun idea Veronica! I could see doing that for holidays and birthdays. Enjoyed your post!

  8. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. June 7, 2011 at 9:51 PM #

    When you are done, you can leave it out and wait for the mold to take over. That will provide some wonderful greens, blues, and whites!

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