Painting on paper can get boring after a while, so why not try painting with kids using bread and edible paint? You will have all these ingredients to hand at home and it is such a simple activity for the children. I guarantee that they will love it! This activity gives the children an opportunity to experiment with different textures which is great for sensory development and creativity.
There are lots of ways to make edible paint but I choose to use flour, water, and food colouring as I think that they give the best consistency. I have also seen edible paint being made with sugar, hot water and food colouring. This gives a more syrup type consistency. I prefer using flour as the base ingredient because it mixes well and you can have it as thick or thin as you like, you just add more water or more flour.
Photos of the boys doing this activity
It wouldn’t be a proper blog post if I didn’t have a few photos in here now would it?
Things to learn from painting with kids using bread activity:
- Sensory development – the chance to use bread to paint on instead of paper gives a different texture and feel to the way that they paint
- Language and communication – talking through how the consistency changed when we added too much flour and/or water – using vocabulary such as: runny, gloopy, thick, watery etc
- Understanding the world – learning how they can use everyday items to be creative with
- Creative development – this activity really lets them show off their creative side by using different ingredients in new ways that they wouldn’t have thought of using to paint with
We thought this activity would be a good one to vlog so here it is:
From the Raw Childhood community
We have had someone from our #RawChildhood Instagram community try this activity for themselves after spotting our Instagram post with the idea!
Here’s our post:
Here is the post from the community:
EDIBLE BREAD PAINTING – Inspired by the amazing @rawchildhood blog and instagram page. the kids loved making paints from food colouring, water & flour. they also loved creating ‘unicorn bread’ – such a fun idea thank you #rawchildhood #breadpainting #creativefun #artfun #art #creative #creativekids #unicornbread #breadart #painting #ediblepaint #kidsfun #ourcandidlife #kidslife #candidchildhood #fun #childhoodunplugged #artistickids
How cool is that?! I am so glad your children enjoyed the activity!
We will be back soon with more activity ideas!