Make Candy Mosaic Art with Kids!
It's always special to make art with non-traditional materials. Some of my favorite food-art projects include our colored salt art, tortilla art, gumdrop flowers, cornstarch sidewalk paint, and homemade watercolor paints!
This activity would be a really fun one to do on giant cookies, but since we didn't have any on hand cardboard and aluminum foil did just fine.
I cut out some shapes from cereal boxes and then covered them in aluminum foil in case we wanted to eat our candy off later.
Chuck helped me to dye store-bought icing with food coloring. Then, I stuck his car onto a paper plate and gave him several types of candy to use. I told him that we were going to make mosaics and cover our shapes up with lots of lovely colorful candy.
I also gave Chuck a pair of scissors... because he loves cutting things.
After putting a couple of candy pieces onto his car, he announced that he was done. I really wanted to keep the activity going on for a bit longer, so I encouraged him to work on his art with the following incentives:
- I promised him that he could have 2 pieces of candy when we covered our entire piece of artwork
- I also promised him that he could pour sprinkles over his artwork once he finished
- I also told him that we would have a competition to see who could put more pieces of candy onto their artwork
As you can see, the incentives worked! He happily covered his artwork and then sprinkled a TON of lovely sprinkles over his car and my heart.
Here's our final colorful artwork!
Chuck was so proud of his artwork that he wanted to show his father when he came home.
Looking for other food-related preschool activities?
Here are some other great Food-related Preschool Activities from the Creative Preschooler Team!
- Artsy Momma - Pretend Play: Smoothie Cafe and Free Principle Recipes
- I Heart Crafty Things- Preschool Fruit and Vegetable Sort
- Handmade Kids Art - My First Cookbook
- A Little Pinch of Perfect - Learn about the 5 food groups
Happy making, friends!