Edible Art: Let's Paint Tortillas!
Materials Needed to Make Tortilla Art
We each got a corn tortilla, spoon, straw, toothpicks and a lettuce "paintbrush." (I ripped a lettuce leaf into strands, placed them in a bundle, and tied them together with a rubber band.)
To create the paint, I just placed a couple drops of food coloring mixed with water into the wells of a mini muffin tin. (This muffin tin is the one I usually use for crafts. So we couldn't eat these tortillas. But if you want to make everything food safe and edible, you could always use ice-cube trays!)
Invitation to Create- Let's Make Tortilla Art!
Then Chuck and I just began playing around with the materials. At first he kept poking holes into his tortilla, but once he saw me painting he jumped in too! I think we spent about 30 minutes sitting down and just playing around with the materials.
Here is some of our edible tortilla artwork!
Two ways to extend this activity:Ooh. And here are some ways you can extend this activity:
- Try some "butter resist" work. We didn't try this, but I wonder if spreading butter on bits of the tortilla would prevent the food coloring from seeping through? Hrmm....
- Wouldn't this be a cute lunch idea for dad for Father's day? Paint some artwork or "I love dad" on the tortillas and then make turn them into a delicious quesedilla lunch for dad.
And... if you thought this project was fun here are some other ways you can play around with food!
- Kid Science- Let's Make Butter!
- Kid Science- Make an Orange Peel Candle
- Turn gumdrops into flowers
- 6 Things to do with gummy bears
- Let's tattoo a banana
- Secret Toast Stampers