I loved making rainbow toast with my kids when I was a preschool teacher.
My kids absolutely loved it, but I was always wanted to find a way to make rainbow toast without food coloring. Recently, I finally found a simple way that works!
This all reminds me of when my daughter turned one.
We had a purple themed party for her (her favorite color at the time…honestly, even at one, she had a favorite color!). My husband insisted on buying organic food coloring (<—here’s what we used) for the cupcakes. But, it was expensive. Too much to spend for an entire classroom full of kids.
Then my husband wanted a new kitchen gadget and I finally found a solution to make rainbow toast without food coloring!
So, what did my husband buy?
The vibrant juice stained the corners of my daughter’s mouth and I knew that it would make the best “paint” for rainbow toast!
What You Need to Make Rainbow Toast Hearts
- A Juicer
- Brightly colored Fruits/Veggies
- Paint brushes (We like to have a designated set for food art)
- Cookie cutters (optional)
How to Make Rainbow Toast without Food Coloring
I let my kids get involved in the juicing. The nice part is that you don’t have to peel the fruits or veggies. Just cut everything into large chunks before juicing.
What I loved most about this is that my kids hate peppers, but they slurped up the juice like it was lemonade!
To extend the activity for my daughter, she and I predicted what color each veggie would make once we turned it into juice. It’s a fun way to add a little more science to this activity.
- Red: Beets
- Yellow: Yellow Bell Pepper
- Orange: Carrots
- Green: Kale
Then, my daughter cut out sourdough bread with heart shaped cookie cutters (because it’s close to Valentine’s day at the moment) and painted away.
We made stripes, polka dots, and other drawings. But, the look doesn’t matter, it’s all about having fun!
When my son woke from his nap, he gasped when he saw the rainbow toast hearts! He asked, “‘ainbow ‘oast, for me?” <—can you hear that in two-year-old speak? Precious.
We know exactly what we’ll be making on Valentine’s Day with a side of eggs.
But, I have a feeling this rainbow toast without food coloring will be requested throughout the year!
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