Nothing Says "Happy Father's Day" Quite Like Painted Toast

Father's Day is around the corner, and nothing says "I love you, Dad" quite like painted toast.  I'm being entirely literal here.  The way I see it, cake shouldn't be the only food that we get to write on.

Last year I discovered this activity in an especially riveting issue of Highlights Magazine.  It was win-win all around.  My girls appreciated that I was letting them paint at 7:00 in the morning.  My husband appreciated that he was still in bed at 7:00 in the morning.  I appreciated that I already owned all of the required supplies so I wouldn't need to run to Wal-Mart at 7:00 in the morning.

It's extremely simple:

- Pour one tablespoon of milk into a small bowl.
- Add a few drops of food coloring.
- Grab a clean paintbrush and paint away.

Say it with flowers?  Nah.  Say it with toast.

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  1. This is pretty genius.

  2. Wonder if this would work on pancakes?

    1. That's a great question, and honestly, I don't know the answer. Pancakes don't have the same texture as toast, so the absorption of color might be different. Still, it couldn't hurt to try!


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