Painted Firework Toast

Painted firework toast is such a fun activity for kids.  Toddlers and preschoolers as well as older kids will love this edible artwork! Painting on bread is a simple way to involve children with celebrating bonfire night or New Years Eve. Simply paint firework shapes and patterns on bread, pop the bread in the toaster and your tasty snack is complete. 

Painted firework toast activity to celebrate new years eve or bonfire night.  A simple edible paint recipe.
Take a look at this simple magic milk firework experiment, it really is like magic!

For more firework activities look at firework biscuitsfirework sensory bottlefirework play doughfirework experiment 

To paint on bread you will need: 

  • milk
  • food colouring
  • bread 
  • new paint brushes

painted toast recipe: edible art idea for kids

For this activity we used shop bought food colouring but have since bought wilton icing colour gel. These gels make lovely bright colours and you only need to use a tiny bit. (UK linkUS link). We used these gels when making our heart painted toast.

How to make edible painted firework toast

To make the 'paint' mix milk with a few drops of food colouring in your chosen colours.  

How to make edible paint for kids.  A simple recipe to make painted toast.

Paint patterns onto the bread. 

I painted some fireworks myself to give Harry an idea of what to do (and because I quite fancied giving it a go!)

Painted firework toast.  a simple edible paint recipe.  paint firework designs to celebrate bonfire night or new year

Then Harry got started.  He painted lots of different coloured lines for his first piece.

how to paint on bread.  an edible paint recipe for kids.  fireworks activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Then we did a few where we flicked different colours onto the bread.

painted firework toast.  a simple painting activity for toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs and older kids.  great for celebrating new year or bonfire night.

When you have finished your design pop the bread in the toaster and your firework toast is ready to eat.

painted firework toast. fun painting technique for kids

painted firework toast. fun painting technique for toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs

Harry: Age 3

Use this simple edible paint recipe to paint on bread.  Painted firework toast is a fun way for kids to celebrate new year or bonfire night. A fun painting technique for toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs,

How will you paint your toast? 

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  1. You have some cute little ones and great pictures of your activities here! Welcome to KBN, you'll enjoy the group!

  2. Such a creative idea! I bet this would even encourage picky eaters to take a few bites (maybe? lol!)

  3. Fun way to get your kids to eat bread!

  4. I think this is a fantastic idea! My 9 year old will love doing this! I think though, I would use brand new paint brushes, in fear of toxic chemicals that might be on the brushes from art use. Tammy x

    1. Oh yes, I just re-read... you used new ones. I would too. No matter how much you clean something... you just don't know...
      Such a great idea!


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