Toddler Craft Project: Painting Bread for Snack Time

Toddler Food Craft - Painting Bread

When I mentioned this toddler craft idea by saying Lucy and I were painting bread, my friends’ first response was “why?” Why? Because it makes snack time more fun!

I will admit that it’s harder to find kids’ crafts that get my toddler engaged than it is to find good ones for her pre-school-aged sister.  Lucy just doesn’t have the dexterity or attention span for a lot of kids crafts.  Bread painting, however, was interesting enough for her to enjoy and short enough for her to…not stop enjoying, I guess.  I love how you can have this craft lead right into snack time, too!

What You Need for Toddler Bread Painting

  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Food coloring
  • Bowls/containers
  • Paint brushes


Once we had all the colors we wanted, I put the bread in the toaster, and she got to eat her creation.  (With some peanut butter added for good measure…and a source of protein.)

What I Learned the Hard Way:  You may not want to make too much edible “paint.”  Our bread ended up so soggy in the middle that I had to toast it extra long in an attempt to dry it out before serving it.

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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