This edible easter art is a great project for toddlers and preschoolers and even older creative kids.  

With only a handful of yummy treats you can make this Easter Food Craft for Preschoolers. 

For this project, we use the concept of process art vs project art.

Easter Food Craft for Preschoolers (Process Art Using Peeps!)

Easter Food Craft For Preschoolers

What is Process Art?

Process art is the concept of letting kids have all the creativity and not having a specific project outcome.  Example making an Easter bunny with adult instructions on where to place the ears and nose vs freestyle painting.  

Both ways of doing art are great!  It’s nice to mix it up when you can and see what your little one comes up with all on their own.

For this project you can say nothing and let them go, or you could pretend the paper plate is an Easter egg to decorate.  In the end there will be lots of Easter fun and snacking on Easter Peeps and treats. 

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Supplies:

Container of Cool Whip

Small containers

Food Coloring 

Spoons

Easter Candy: Peeps, M&Ms, Sprinkles, Jelly Beans, Marshmallows, etc.

Paper Plate

Mini muffin cup liners 

 

Considerations Before Starting

1.  Depending on your child, this can be a fun, not so messy activity or you can have children like mine.  Ha!

For this Easter food craft I suggest using an art smock that can be easily washed later (like this one).  OR head to the tub after and use up the rest of the coolwhip in there by painting the sides of the tubs before taking a quick bath.  

2.  Please monitor young toddlers and preschoolers with this candy, as small candy can be a choking hazard. 

3.  If you don’t want to use coolwhip you can use plain yogurt or greek yogurt. It will be thicker, but you can add a little water to thin it out.  

 

Directions: 

  1. Spoon about a ½ cup of Cool-Whip into each container. 

Step 1 Prepare the Easter Craft

2.  Add 1-2 drops of food coloring into each cup. Use a different spoon for each cup. Stir with the spoon until the Cool-Whip is colored completely. Set aside. 

Easter Food Craft for Toddlers

3. Add the desired amount and the desired variety of Easter candy to each mini muffin cup. 

Easter Food Art

4.Set the prepared Cool-Whip cups and candy on the table.

Step 4 Easter Food Art

5. Using the paper plate, create a design with the Cool-Whip and Easter candy using the spoons. 

Easter Art Craft

Note: If your little one has a favorite color and you run out of Cool-Whip, add another ½ cup to the container and add more food coloring, stir well.

Conclusion: Easter Food Art For Kids

Get creative! You do not have to use all of the ingredients on the table – they are all there for ideas!  I hope you enjoy this Easter Food Art.  I would love to see what you come up with! Tag me on Instagram @mominthesix

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How to Make A Clothespin Butterfly (A fun spring beaded craft for preschoolers and up)

Make a Homemade Bird Nest & Food Station (A great family activity!)

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