7 Fun Food Art Projects for Kids

Paint, stamp, and create with these fun food art projects for kids.

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Do your kids ever play with their food? How about paint with their food?

Using food to create art can be a wonderfully sensory experience for kids (and fun for grownups too!). That's why this month, our Family Dinner Book Club activity is all about getting creative with things that you can find in your kitchen.

Family Dinner Book Club: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Judi Barrett's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of our family's favorite books and movies. In this classic tale, the town of Chewandswallow is beset by the strangest weather. Instead of snow and rain, the town is showered with mashed potatoes and of course, meatballs! It's a fun Family Dinner Book Club pick and the perfect excuse to try one of these fun art projects where food is not the subject, but the medium.

Fun Art Projects to Make with Food

While none of these fun process art activities will make food rain from the sky, they will inspire you to think of your pantry staples in a whole new way. Choose one or all of them to create works of art to decorate your Family Dinner Book Club table this month!

Shake It Up Painting
One of our all time favorite projects, you just need a handful of dried beans and a jar to create one of a kind splatter paintings.

Painting with Blackberries
This was actually a previous Family Dinner Book Club project and perfect for summer. Turn blackberries into paint (and then use them to make a yummy dessert).

Cheerios Self Portraits - The Chaos and the Clutter
I love this idea for creating your own self portrait using cereal!

Spaghetti Paintbrushes - The Kitchen Table Classroom
Turn a handful of spaghetti into a cool paintbrush with this easy trick.

Painting with Spaghetti - The Imagination Tree
I don't know about you, but I always make too much spaghetti when I cook. Here's a really fun (and messy!) way to use up those leftovers.

Carrot Bugs - Artsy Momma
Don't toss the end of your carrots! Repurpose them into stamps with this super cute art project.

Healthy Food Art - The Craft Train
Want to make art that you can eat? The Craft Train shows you how to do it!

Get more fun ideas from Grandpa's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook:

Complete Your Family Dinner Book Club Experience

You can complete your Family Dinner Book Club experience with a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs themed menu from my co-host, Chef Sarah Elizabeth and more ideas for children's books and movies from Growing Book by Book.

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