I am always trying to think of fun activities for my kids. I am a clean freak so I usually try to think of things that won’t make a big mess. This one wasn’t bad at all, but I guess it depends on the ages of your kids.
I used a bowl to cut out giant cookies. The size gives the kids more room to color. Plus, how often do they get to eat such a big cookie?
For the “paint” I mixed some corn syrup (Karo syrup) with water and then added food coloring. I did this so it would be a little thicker and easier to work with. It also doesn’t make the cookie soggy. Give them cups of water for rinsing their brushes in between colors too. Any time I do a potentially messy project I give the kids an old tee shirt to wear over their clothes.
This entertained my kids for about 30 minutes (which in kid time is an eternity) They loved it!
The best piece of artwork is one you can EAT!