Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Pancake Art

We had far too much fun with this project.  By filling squeeze bottles with colored pancake batter, you can draw just about any shape you can imagine and enjoy colorful pancake perfection. 





Supplies

  • Pancake batter
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Food coloring ( we used neon food colors to make the pancakes really vibrant)

I found these squeeze bottles at Wal-Mart with kitchen supplies for $1 each.



These smaller bottles are Wilton candy making bottles found with the cake decorating supplies at Wal-Mart. They come in a 2-pack for $2. Both types of bottles worked well. The candy making bottles are just a little smaller.



 Making Pancake Art


1. Fill up your bottles with batter

2. Drop food coloring into each bottle and shake, shake, shake


3. Think of the griddle as your canvas!



4.  Have your art and eat it too




 

A few tips
  • Make the outline of the shape first and then fill it in
  • Cook the pancakes on a very low heat to keep the color nice and give you ample time to create your masterpiece
  • If you are making a complex shape, make it in pieces ( if you are making a flower, pour your stems, leaves and petals separately)                 
  • I don't think any good comes of children hanging out by hot griddles, so it's best to have a parent run the griddle and just let the kids order up the art and eat it. 
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11 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous masterpiece you have here!

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  2. What an awesome idea! And your pancake freehanding skills are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm your newest follower :)

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  3. I love this idea! what a fun thing to do with the kiddos.

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  4. That is so brilliant, my kids are still a bit too little but i have filed it away in the memory for later on.

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  5. Those look like great fun. I want to try this!

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  6. This looks like a really fun project, how old are your kids? Did you use an electric griddle? I would love it ifyou shared it for Workshop Wednesday

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  7. I love this idea. You are featured on www.kidkapers.blogspot.com as our craft of the week even though it is a tasty treat. We just added a linky if you would like to link up any other post.

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  8. Wow - awesome idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is such a fantastic idea! We have pancakes several times a week, and inevitably make too much batter. Now I have a fun solution! Thank you so much for sharing! And I know my kiddos are going to ask = can you eat them? xoxo michele

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  10. I love this. Such a cute idea!

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