Fun With Food
I’m sure we have all been told “don’t play with your food!” but in this post, that’s exactly what we want you to do! I’ve pulled ideas from four different blogs and websites to present you with some easy, inexpensive and fun home crafts made with materials you probably already have in your kitchen. So get cookin’!
Condensed Milk Paint
Idea by ECE Made Easy
You know that can of condensed milk you’ve had sitting in your pantry for a while and have been waiting to use? I know I sure do. Pour a can into an ice cube tray, add some food coloring and you have safe, homemade finger paints. So sticky, so fun and so easy!
Idea by Preschool Powol Packets
Similar to my recent post about paper mache volcanoes, this is all the fun of the explosion but without the messy paper mache! Just mix 2 tablespoons of warm water and 1 teaspoon of yeast, swirl it in a plastic bottle and watch the foam fizz away.
Glow in the Dark Water Beads
Idea by Train Up a Child
This is a lot more simple than it looks. For full, more detailed instruction visit Train Up a Child’s page. First you make glow water–to do that you break a few yellow highlighters, run water through them and let the water fall into a cup or bowl to catch it. Make sure you get as much of the highlighter fluid out as you can so your water can really glow! Next just pick up some water beads at a local craft store and let them soak in your glow water for a while. Once they are ready add a black light for extra glow!
Home-Made Play Dough
Idea by Musings from a Stay at Home Mom
If you’ve got flour, vegetable oil, food coloring, salt and cream of tartar on hand then you have the supplies to make home-made play dough. Just mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, one-third cup salt, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and a few drops of food coloring and you’re all set. So easy right??
Check out those four websites for even MORE fun activities with kids! These are just a few ideas, but of course there is so much fun that can be had with food. Your Mama may have told you plenty of times growing up not to play with your food, but I think these are four really great reasons why you SHOULD play with you food!