Food art is a fun way to spend thyme with your kiddos, or a great activity to keep them busy at the kitchen table while you are preparing dinner. All you need are a few things and they will have a blast.
2 Paper Plates (not the kind with a glossy finish, the cheap ones)
Knife for Mom
Paint (just a little bit of finger paint or tempora paint, one color)
Depending on what you are cooking for dinner you can choose what has an interesting shape or can be cut into a shape. Here are some examples, but you can choose from what you have on hand.
Celery cut all the way back to show a big, beautiful flower.
Potatoes cut in half.
Carrots cut down make fun polka dots.
Place a small amount of paint on one plate, choose a veggie, cut it and let your children dip it in the paint and stamp it on the other plate, leave them at it and see what they create. The paper towel is for quick clean up.
Thyme with your kids in the kitchen should be fun!