Crafty Thursday w/ kids….Cooking ART!

So our flexible Summer “schedule” is working out great! They know what is expected of them, what they can look forward too, and I have yet to hear the words, “I’m bored!” yippee!

I have seen this next idea posted on a few different blogs and knew this would be a great SURPRISE for me kids. We were going to be cooking up pancakes – they love to help measure, stir, set the table, etc. But this time I surprised them with a little twist.
I poured about a cup (maybe a bit more) into a mustard “squirt” bottle I snatched up at the $1 dollar store. Squeezed in some food coloring, gave it a good shake and ART pancakes here we COME!!
1. Stir up your pancake mix.
2. Pour a small-ish amount into a “condiment” bottle. I actually cut the nozzle down so more would flow out.
3. Add some food coloring and shake it up.
(here is where the fun starts)

4. Now “draw” any fun shape – keep in mind you have to turn this baby over. Just draw an “outline” and then let that cook for a few seconds.

5. Fill in the rest of the pancake with your regular batter and cook as usual.

6. When you turn your pancake over you will be able to see your design!!!

We had alot of fun eating our pancakes and the kids can’t wait to do this again!
(did you notice their handmade placemats under their plates in the photos?) Oh and if you do letters, be sure to draw them backwards because if you don’t, when you flip it…… it will be! (hence the “S” above) LOL…………enjoy!


  1. Wow – what a totally cute idea! I will definitely do this with my DD, maybe for this Sunday’s Father’s Day breakfast!

  2. This idea is AWESOME! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  3. Yum, I want some now!!

  4. What a great idea!

  5. those are too cool, you must be the coolest mom ever. If I serve those to my kids, I bet I will get promoted to “cooler mom.” :o)

    love you!


  6. That is so cool! I bet my 6yo will love that. I guess I’d better get saving squirt bottles. hehe

  7. Great idea! I love it! I linked to it at

  8. We actually did these a couple of months ago. I need to do them again and post some pics!

    Love yours!!

  9. this is a very good idea!!! My kids always want to help in the kitchen but Im not as crafty with food as you are. I will give this a try for sure this weekend. Hey by the way, your little man is adorable!!! I swear I see babies all around me now. My best friend just had her baby about 2 weeks ago. I think the universe is trying to tell me something?? hehehe

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