Creative Learning: Use Edible Ink

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edible ink

You can encourage creative learning in your child by giving them unusual materials to work with.  How about giving them some edible ink the next time they are completing a worksheet?

What is edible ink?

It is super easy to make and it tastes great too.  There are only 2 ingredients:  yogurt and food coloring!

how to make edible ink

Blend some food coloring into the yogurt until you get the color you want.  Use a plastic bag with a cut off corner to “write” with your new edible ink.

Now find some of your child’s fun worksheets and laminate them. We used clear contact paper but you could also just stick the worksheet in a large baggie.  Have your child complete the worksheet with their fun edible ink instead of regular dry erase markers.

 

writing with edible ink

What can you do with edible ink?

The possibilities are endless with what you can do with edible ink.

Here are some of the fun ideas that we tried and had fun with:

1. Make colorful drawings:

drawing with edible ink

2. Eat edible ink (of course!):

eating edible ink

3. Let them go wild with their colorful yogurt:

messy hands

Edible ink is such a fun idea!  The Quirky Mommas have a few more tasty ideas for edible fun for you and your child.  Check out these yummy posts:

  • Fruit Mural Recipe - We created cookie sheet size edible works of art. They were as delicious as they were fun to make.
  • Edible Play Dough: Make Your Own Pasta Noodles – I’ve figured out a way to get my kids to enjoy play dough, and make our dinner – at the same time! We have begun making our own pasta noodles. Be careful, this is an addictive recipe both for it’s fun and the yummy meal.
  • Monster Apple Faces - Have candy? Peanut butter? Some apples? We made monster apple faces with these yummy treats!
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Mari Hernandez-Tuten wears many hats throughout her day: mom, wife, friend, counselor, speaker, missionary, and founding editor of the Ezine, Inspired by Family. Our Ezine is a place full of creativity, laughter, celebrations, encouragement and good eating that we hope spills over into your home. So have a seat, grab a cup of Cafe con Leche, and let's get inspired! You can find us at Inspired by Family Magazine on Facebook or Twitter as @InspiredFamily_.

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Comments

  1. Creative, as long as the students are allowed to use food to paint/write. Try strawberry paint too http://www.brennaphillips.com/strawberry-paint

  2. So funny – I saw the first photo and started drooling because I thought it was frosting! This is a great idea, Mari. And perfect for my still eats everything toddler :-)

  3. This is SUCH a cute idea – totally pinning this one!

  4. Very fun blog. Heard of edible ink printing (www.inkedibles.com)?

    We’re working on a line of edible ink pens (http://www.inkedibles.com/edible-pens.php). Your post is informative and useful to others so thanks for writing about edible ink.

  5. playing with food, YEAH! I love it.

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