This painted toast activity is a fun and colourful way for kids to make their own arty snack!
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Welcome to another Book Club Play Date! Last month we featured LMNO Peas and this month our book is I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. The story is about a little boy who gets caught painting the walls and doors by his mama, who then hides the paint. But the boy finds them and paints different parts of his body until he finally runs out of paint. Despite the book’s bright colors and wacky illustrations, neither I nor my son really got into it. Perhaps it was a bit too messy for us!!
- Bread (white is probably best for this one – we used white wholegrain)
- Food dye (we used Wilton icing gels)
- Super clean (or new) paintbrushes
- Small dishes
- Toaster or broiler (overhead grill)
In the dishes I mixed small amounts of the milk and food dye to get some fun colors. Then I invited the kids to come and paint their bread!
They painted quite abstract images (although I painted a letter F!). The painted bread slices were a lot less soggy than I thought they’d be, perhaps because we used thin brushes. The bread could have gone into the toaster, but I put them under the broiler.
And then they got to eat their creations! Or in F’s case – he insisted that he eat the one that I made. 🙂
Of course, Laura surpassed us all with this pretty artwork!
- Painted Cup Character Craft from Sugar Aunts
- Follow the Leader Body Parts Game from Still Playing School
- Rainbow Sensory Writing Activity from Fun-A-Day
- Personalized Body Part Identification Busy Bag from House of Burke