#fancytoast – toast art for kids

Peanut butter and strawberry toast - four ways
Now I’m no Frida, but I do love to create a bit of toast art. Especially on those nights when the dinner menu is…well, non existent. I feel like feeding your kids toast for dinner is way more functional when said toast is beautified. Don’t you agree?Peanut butter and strawberry toast - four ways
Would you tell this little bear that she isn’t the perfectly balanced meal? That would just be mean.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share some super cute creations we dreamed up, all peanut butter and strawberry, with a bit of banana, a few cranberries and the odd liquorice strap thrown in.
Peanut butter and strawberry toast - four ways

Tips for creating you own toast art. 

  • Keep it simple – look for the shapes that naturally occur in fruit or veggies. The flower basically made itself.
  • Contrast is king, a background that’s light needs a dark front and vice versa. Think Vegemite background with cheese in front – perfect!
  • I haven’t used them for these creations but cookie cutters are your best friend. You could use little flower ones to make a garden, chuck an apple duck on peanut butter sanga or fancy up a starry night with Vegemite and cheese.
  • Set the kids up and tell them to get making, they’re so much more visual and creative than us. Best craft activity ever! They create, get a meal and literally eat the mess up when they’re finished.
  • Feel free to share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #CHILDtoastart so we can post our faves.
    Peanut butter and strawberry toast - four ways

As a side note, I don’t know if you guys have this problem at home, but it’s pretty common for kids not to like foods that are combined. You know? Give them some chicken, veggies, sauce to dip in and a side of pasta and they’ll eat it. Stir it up together and no deal.

It might not be a veggie pasta dish, but the fact that on toast, the foods are actually permitted to touch each other is a super win. Peanut butter and strawberry together is a nice, interesting combo and that’s an awesome thing for their palate to experience. But seriously, I had to pick off the butterfly’s liquorice antenna. No deal.

Peanut butter and strawberry toast - four ways

If you head to Instagram and check out the hashtag #toastart you will find all sorts of amazing stuff there (also make sure you visit CHILDmags
xoxo Babs