Cooking with Toddlers: Painted Toast Fish

Did you know you can paint your toast? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here.

This is a great interactive snack idea to involve your kids in (even toddlers love to paint)! It’s also SUPER easy and quick to clean up.

To make the paint: mix a tablespoon of milk with food coloring to achieve desired shade. I poured milk in a little cup, squeezed food coloring onto a paint brush and mixed it right in that way, with the brush – sooo easy to make and clean up. If you’re concerned about your toddler spilling this milk paint, use yogurt or pudding as paint instead.

Cut out bread with cutter (or leave uncut and just paint slices of bread – would be fun for school lunch sandwich messages).

Paint bread with brush.

Toast in toaster.

I smeared cream cheese for Nemo’s stripes on this example.

Use this technique for making toasted cheese sandwiches, too!