Owen: “Dad, Charlie and I ate paint at Grandma’s yesterday!”
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!
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!
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!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Light colored yogurt (think vanilla, banana, lemon, or plain yogurt)
- 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!
Here’s what we used:
- Ice Cream Cones to make perfect rings … these were by far the best stamp!
- Apples and/or Potatoes that we carved shapes into (heart and ‘X’)
- Green Pepper cut in half
- Celery to make little hearts with the end
- Marshmallows to make dots
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?!?
Warning here …. this could get a bit messy! We headed outside to my mom’s patio to start our ‘Art’.
We just dumped some of each color paint onto paper plates to create our ‘palletes’.
Put down some ‘canvases’ (i.e. paper), and start stamping!
Looks like Charlie has some fancy red lipstick on! I let the boys each take a couple ‘tastes’ of the paint.
And I just had to get in on the fun, too:
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!
Now .. stop over to check out the other ladies participating in this fun series and see what they came up with this week:
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!