Make your own bread paints

Check out this fun snack idea and make breakfast or lunchtime more fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers by painting their bread! It’s cheap and easy for even young kids to do.
Have a fussy eater on your hands or looking for something fun for the kids to eat?

Why not brighten up breakfast, lunch or snack time for toddlers and pre-schoolers by painting their bread!

Making bread paints is cheap and easy for even young kids to do.


For one slice of painted bread you will need:
  • 1 Slice of white bread
  • Milk
  • A range of food colouring colours
  • 1 Paint brush
  • Small containers

How to make bread paints

1. To make the bread paint, mix 1 tablespoon of milk with 4 drops of the first food colouring colour you choose in a small container. Repeat for each of the other food colouring colours.

2. Dip your paint brush into the milk mixture(s) and create a masterpiece!

3. Once you’re finished you can go ahead and use the slice of bread to make a sandwich or pop it into the toaster or under the grill to cook.


  • You don't have to use white bread, but the paint colours will be more vibrant than on brown or wholemeal bread.

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