It’s been a long time since I’ve made edible artwork. The last time was with a class of Reception children. You can imagine the smell of 30 pieces of bread toasting!
I had planned on doing the activity with Adam hence we used soya milk due to his milk intolerance. As we were at Nana’s house he was more interested in running around her garden. Instead my nephew, Stevie, joined me.
Setting up the activity is very quick. Stevie added the food colouring to the soya milk and used a paint brush to stir the two ingredients. Unfortunately I was running low on exciting colours so we only had blue, green and black.
Once he had the three containers of dyed milk he got down to ‘painting’ the bread. It is important not to make the bread too wet as it becomes too soggy and breaks easily. It was good practise for wiping the edge of the paintbrush after dipping it in the milk but before painting the bread. Leaving any spaces on the bread will mean that spaces browns in the toaster so the activity also encourages children to use all the available space.
With his art work completed Stevie popped it into the toaster. After a couple of minutes his edible artwork was ready to eat. Even Grandad ate some.
The milk goes a long way so Stevie was able to make several rounds of edible artwork.
* Milk (or soya milk)
* Containers – we used glasses
* Food colouring
* Paint brushes
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