Another play invitation set-up from a recent weekend…
Okay, so this is a little “extra” as far as I usually go with setting up play for my kids, but I was intrigued by the idea. You add a drop of food coloring to milk, toast some white bread, set out some paintbrushes, and let the children paint the bread. I didn’t think it could possibly turn out as vibrant as it looked on the Instagram post where I saw it, but I was pleasantly surprised!
You don’t want to toast the bread so much that it’s brown — it shows up better on a whiter “canvas”.
Also, I did this activity when my kids were hungry, and they basically scarfed like 14 pieces of regular, slightly milky, plain toast. That might be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on if you’re hoping for your children to be deeply entertained or mostly just eat the craft. Your mileage may vary. 😉
I know people have differing opinions on using food in crafts/play. I don’t have any problem with it as long as I know it’s not actually taking food out of someone else’s mouth or reach. This was old bread that was about to go stale, and like a quarter cup of milk or less, so I’m happy with it. 😊
(See if you can tell which famous painting it was I tried to recreate with the bread, when I could get my hands on it between my children snarfing pieces as fast as they could… 😉 )