Rainbow Painted Toast

Rainbow of summer fun for kids





Making Rainbow Painted Toast is fun and little kids love to make it! All you need is:

Small amount of milk & food coloring
Rainbow Painted Toast

Paint on bread. White works best.
Rainbow Painted Toast

Put in the toaster  (if not too wet) or oven & eat!

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I had to make one too!
Rainbow Painted Toast

Our family does not have issues with or sensitivities to food dyes. If this is a concern of yours, modify the idea to meet your needs or pass on the activity. This post is not for debating the pros & cons of food coloring in our foods. You’re welcome to post it on your own blog if you feel the need to educate the public. All future comments regarding such will be deleted.


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  1. says

    Oh! I had forgotten about this idea! I did with the preschoolers at EMU when I was there. Okay…I need to get some food paintbrushes to have on hand! Our local “dollar” store is going out of business so having a clearance sale. Maybe I’ll get there tomorrow morning. I bet they have some paintbrushes.

  2. says

    Yikes! Food dyes are not as harmless as everyone assumes they are. Please, please, please don’t do this to your children’s food! Just google “food dyes a rainbow of risks” or “food dyes and cancer” or “food dyes and hyperactivity” and you will find no shortage of scientists trying to get food dyes banned here (as most of them are in much of Europe)

  3. says

    they make all natural food dyes…whole foods sells them. also, i highly doubt that that teeny amount of food dye is going to cause hyperactivity (or worse!) in your kids, unless you are doing this every single day. i am all for keeping my kids safe as i possibly can and having them eat healthy, nutrition filled foods, but every once in awhile, let kids be kids!!!!

  4. says

    Looks awesome, but I have a quick question- does this make the bread soggy at all? I would think that milk would turn the bread soggy, but I guess the toaster makes it crisp, regardless of milk…? Thanks!

  5. says

    This looks like a fun time for the little ones. When I first saw it was food coloring, I thought, ‘yikes!”. However there are natural dyes out there. I personally thought people who stayed away from food dye were overly paranoid until I learned about the Feingold diet and it changed everything for the better. Just a little bit of coloring affects my kid’s mood. For example, she will demand something instead of asking for it, talk incessantly, and a couple other symptoms. I’m all for letting a kid be a kid, that’s why I avoid dyes. It’s a difference in a peaceful household with fun and laughter as opposed to conflicts and difficulty. With all that said, I would do this with a safer, plant based dye alternative. It’s a cute idea that the little ones would totally enjoy!

    • says

      I’m sorry you’ve had the experience of food colorings affecting your child’s behavior. It’s great that you’ve found a solution to the problem. Dealing with food allergies, reactions and intolerances can be a very difficult thing.

      I do think the foods and substances consumed affect behaviors. I also know that I feed children very well and occasionally something like this is not affecting my group. Not every child experiences hyperactivity, difficult behaviors or major changes in mood.

      From: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/food-dye-adhd

      About the Feingold diet:

      Ben Feingold created a popular elimination diet designed to treat hyperactivity. This diet proposes the elimination of artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives in order to decrease hyperactivity. Some studies have disproved Feingold’s theory. Nevertheless, many parents who have tried it have reported an improvement in their child’s behavior.

      Parents are encouraged to try eliminating certain foods from their children’s diet if they feel these foods affect their children’s behavior in negative ways. Some experts theorize, though, that behavioral changes may be noted in children following an elimination diet simply because of a change in the way the family interacts while on the diet.

      Certainly do your research if you are concerned. However, this post is not for debating the pros & cons of food coloring in our foods. You’re welcome to post it on your own blog if you feel the need to educate the public. All future comments regarding such will be deleted.


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