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Edible Stamp Art {Think Outside The Toy Box}

June 23, 2014
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Owen:  “Dad, Charlie and I ate paint at Grandma’s yesterday!”

Matt:  “What?!?”

Owen:  “Yeah, Mom said we could have a couple tastes of paint”

Matt looks at me confused …

This was our breakfast conversation this morning.

Yes … I let my two boys eat just a little bit of paint, but it’s not as bad as it sounds.  We made edible paint and created edible stamp art over at my mom’s yesterday.  It was a big hit with Owen and Charlie, and good entertainment for 20 minutes!

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

This is the 5th week of our fun Summer series … Think Outside The Toy Box, a collaboration with five other bloggers and myself to try to come up with NEW and CREATIVE ways to use household items (that aren’t traditionally thought of as toys).  This week’s theme was Ice Cream Cones!

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It took me a while to figure out what to do with Ice Cream Cones (besides filling ’em up with ice cream and eating … that’s not too creative)!!  If you peruse Pinterest, you’ll find TONS of Christmas Tree crafts with cones, as well as some Witch’s Hat crafts for Halloween, but … well, those just aren’t so appealing in June.

Last week we tried our hand at edible play doh using peanut butter and marshmallows, so we finally decided to stick with the edible theme this week!  Enter … Edible Stamp Art!

First, we made the edible paint.  This was about as easy as it gets!

EDIBLE PAINT

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Light colored yogurt (think vanilla, banana, lemon, or plain yogurt)
  2. Kool Aid Packets in a variety of colors

We also made some paint with vanilla pudding cups.  This worked, but the consistency of the yogurt paint was much easier to work with!

EDIBLE STAMPS

Here’s what we used:

  1. Ice Cream Cones to make perfect rings … these were by far the best stamp!
  2. Apples and/or Potatoes that we carved shapes into (heart and ‘X’)
  3. Green Pepper cut in half
  4. Celery to make little hearts with the end
  5. Marshmallows to make dots

 

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

Edible Stamp Ingredients

 

To make the paint, simply pour the Kool-Aid into the yogurt and mix.  You don’t necessarily need to use the whole packet for each color.  We added some, mixed, then continued to add more until it was the color we wanted.

Don’t they look pretty?!?

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

Warning here …. this could get a bit messy!  We headed outside to my mom’s patio to start our ‘Art’.

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Serving up … Edible Stamping Supplies

 

We just dumped some of each color paint onto paper plates to create our ‘palletes’.

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My artists’ palletes

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

 

Put down some ‘canvases’ (i.e.  paper), and start stamping!

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Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

 

Looks like Charlie has some fancy red lipstick on!  I let the boys each take a couple ‘tastes’ of the paint.

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

Yum, Mom! This paint is good!

Edible Stamp Art with Edible Paint  |  View From The Fridge

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And I just had to get in on the fun, too:

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My masterpiece!

 

Have you ever made edible paint?  What recipe did you use?  Kool Whip?  Pudding?  Ice cream?

Here’s your turn!

What fun crafts, experiments, or games have you done using Ice Cream Cones?  Link ’em up here, and share in the fun!

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Now .. stop over to check out the other ladies participating in this fun series and see what they came up with this week:

Amber at From ABC’s to ACT’s

Katy at Chaos and Kiddos

Julia at The Everyday Momma

Becka at Probably Crafting

Echo at The Mad Mommy

Up next Monday … Pool Noodles!  And here’s the schedule for the rest of the summer.  We’d just love for you to join in the fun and link up some good ideas each week!

May 26 – Glow Sticks   (Check out our Glow Stick Lightning Bugs)

June 2 – Plastic Soda Bottles (Check out our Glitter and Glue Timeout Bottles)

June 9 – Paper Bags (Check out our Paper Bag Pinatas)

June 16 – Kool-Aid (Check out our Kool-Aid Play Doh)

June 23 – Ice Cream Cones

June 30 – Pool Noodles

July 7 – Wax Paper

July 14 – Puzzle Pieces

July 21 – Paper Cups

July 28 – Plastic Milk Jugs

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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32 Comments

  • Reply Echo June 23, 2014 at 11:41 am

    This is so awesome! I love how the colors turned out!
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  • Reply becka June 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I love how bright and vivid the colors are and the pictures are so cute! Great idea adding the other things as stamps too. :) creative!
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  • Reply Glenna @ My Paper Craze June 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This idea is just too cute! I’ll bet the kids loved it.
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  • Reply Kate Thompson June 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    What a great idea! The colours are fabulous. I would be a bit concerned they might think ALL paint was edible, but brilliant fun! #Pinitparty
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  • Reply bette @ Somerset Lane June 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    What a great idea! and those colours are great! Will pass this on to my sister who has a little one.
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  • Reply Leslie June 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    How fun does that look. I want to eat paint. Haha, yum! It looks like they had a good time. I’m surprised he didn’t get any on his shirt. What a good guy! I hope you guys had a great Monday.
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  • Reply Kim June 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I love this! Love that you used stuff in your fridge and love the colors! Great craft!.
    Kim “This ole Mom”
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  • Reply Helen Neale (@KiddyCharts) June 27, 2014 at 4:41 am

    These look so amazing – brilliant idea – my kids love this type of thing, and to think its all edible too 😀 Thanks so much for joining in with the Parenting Pin it Party this week xx
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    • Reply Katie June 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Hi Helen,
      This was such a fun craft for the kids! I didn’t want them consuming large amounts of the ‘paint’ (lots of artificial coloring in those yogurt containers), but it was fun for them to have a tiny ‘lick’ every so often. My two year old giggled every time I let him have a little taste of the paint! Thanks for the party, and for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Jessica June 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love this project! It looks so fun.
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    • Reply Katie June 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      HI Jessica! It was a blast … especially for my boys. I just had to get in on it, too. I stamped some cheap hand towels with the ice cream cones and craft paint later, and I love how they turned out!

  • Reply Made From Pinterest June 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

    What a great idea! Love it!
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  • Reply Susen June 29, 2014 at 7:03 am

    We haven’t used yogurt to paint with….yet but after reading this post I’m ready! Looked like you all had alot of fun! Can’t wait to give it a try!
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  • Reply Amber June 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

    This is so awesome Katie!! I love how bright the colors are! I never would have thought of adding them to yogurt but that is such a great idea :) Now I’m wondering what else we could use for stamps to try this out lol.
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  • Reply Katie July 1, 2014 at 6:31 am

    This is such a great idea!! I don’t have any kids but I know my nephews would love this!!! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT’S A ginger SNAP.
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  • Reply Pauline Molinari July 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    This is such a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!
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  • Reply Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle July 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Katie, I wanted to let you know that your post is one of the featured posts at Party in Your PJs Link party this week. Please feel free to drop by and grab a “I was featured” button if you would like. We loved having your at the party, and look forward to seeing what you link up this week.
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  • Reply Kati July 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This is such a great idea. This would be a perfect art project that both my 6 and 2 year old would enjoy. It’s hard to find things I can really do with both of them. Thanks!!

    Kati @ Kati Konfidential

    • Reply Katie July 3, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Kati,
      I’m so glad you liked this project! My boys loved it (and so did my mom and I, ha!). Thanks for stopping by, and for the sweet note! Have a great 4th and weekend!
      XO,
      Katie

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  • Reply Caitlin July 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    What a great activity for kids! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at the Be.You.Tiful Link Party!
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    I love this!! Such a cute blog. I’m a new fan. :) (Found you on The Inspiration Exchange Link Party. :) (I’m one of the guest hosts.)
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    • Reply Katie July 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for guest hosting the fun party AND for stopping by today! You’re too sweet! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      XO,
      Katie

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