Cooking up rainbow toast

A colorful and tasty snack that your children will enjoy making!

Before I tell you about our rainbow toast, I want to mention that I have recently added a new search tool to my blog that will make searching for articles in my blog MUCH better.  I hope you will give it a try! It is located in the upper right hand corner of my sidebar!

Rainbow Toast

We recently whipped up a little edible rainbow paint. The children started out by mixing up a little food color in cups of milk to make their rainbow paint…

The first thing we did with our rainbow paint is make rainbow toast for snack time…

Prepare the Ingredients

To make rainbow toast, all you need is…

  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Food color
  • Paint Brushes
  • Toaster

The children used new, clean paint brushes to paint the rainbow paint on their toast….

Once the children completed the painting process, then they popped the toast in the toaster for a few minutes…

Enjoy a snack!

Then the children took their rainbow toast over to the table to eat up!  Some of the children preferred to add a little bit of butter to their toast as well…

Process Art with Rainbow Paint

Once all the children had finished their snack, we still had all that rainbow paint left over so they asked if they could paint a picture with it….

So we cleaned up snack and set out paper along with the rest of our rainbow paint…

I did have to let the children know that these paintings would not be able to go home because they were painted with milk and that milk will sour or go bad after it is left out over night but this didn’t deter the children from wanting to explore the paint mixture anyway…

So we painted for awhile and the children loved it! I think making our own toast was fun for snack but painting on a larger canvas is always more interesting in the end…

See the Process in Action!

Now if you would like to see how the children and I made Rainbow Toast live on Fox News  then click the link or watch our video below!

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About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Janine Drain March 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Deborah – Thank you so much for your new search feature. I love your web site and often turn to it for ideas for my own small preschool program, but can become overwhelmed by all the wonderful activities you have listed. I just used your new search feature to search for “rainbows” to plan our rainbow activities and it was so much easier to use, and I even found a few ideas through this new search that I wasn’t able to find before.

    Thanks a bunch,

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Janine,
      I am so glad that the search feature works better for you. I couldn’t find things before either so I spent time this past weekend trying to find something that might work better for us all!

  2. Scott March 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    We made rainbow toast one year – but I colored the milk beforehand. And, apparently, I didn’t make clear what the kids were using to paint their bread. One boy, when asked if he wanted to eat it, was appalled and said he didn’t eat paint. So I then explained what we were using. He was much more agreeable to eat it then. 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Haha – don’t those kids know how to read your mind?

  3. Esther March 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Wow! Like the search button Deborah! Many times I have tried to search something and had difficulty! I used to figure out with categories and labels, they are neatly organized too… but search button is good
    Love the rainbow toast and that’s a wonderful video!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you Esther – I am glad the search button is more helpful! It is more helpful to me too!

  4. Susan Case March 14, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Great video Deborah!!!!! Congratulations! And on Katie’s article on Pinterest! You are amazing!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you Susan:)

  5. Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan March 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    What fun! I’ve never seen this before… can’t wait to try it.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 15, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

      Super simple Jill!

  6. Megan @ CoffeeCupsandCrayons March 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Painting toast is so much fun! Love the rainbows they made! We usually use much smaller paint brushes on food, but I love the effect of the big ones. Looks like I am going to have to buy some new toast painting ones! 🙂

    PS Great job on the show!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      I have always used the smaller paint brushes too Megan but then I found that some of my kids didn’t enjoy the process all that well. So I learned if I gave them a broader brush, they stayed at it longer 🙂

  7. Melanie April 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    So cute! Love this crafty idea!

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