Let's start out this challenge with something simple, fun, and tasty. Did you see Cassie Taylor's "Morning, Sunshine!" idea on page 59 of the November 2010 issue of FamilyFun? My version is above, I did it wrong though, the points of the toast should point out towards the edge of the plate so my sunshine looks more like a wheel. That's okay though, because it gave me the inspiration to tweak things up a bit and make a turkey.
First we put some drops of food coloring in 1/4 cup of milk to make our paint. We used the fall colors of yellow, orange, and red. Then Robo Dude and Cyber Princess used clean brushes (we used silicone basting brushes) to paint the top of their bread a solid color. Then we toasted the bread and cut each slice into triangles.
We used the triangle toast to make turkey feathers, a pear half for the turkey's face with a chocolate chip eye, and a slice of ham for the turkey's wattle (or snood). I think next time I will try a banana for the neck and face and use bacon for the wattle. The kids thought that the turkey could use some legs, so maybe next time I'll try using sausage links to give the turkey some legs.
This is a breakfast kids will gobble up! The kids thought that this breakfast was "really, really fun", giving it a full 5 finger vote. Their favorite part was painting and eating their toast. In fact, they now want to try painting pictures on their toast.
I was amazed at how easy it was to make breakfast a little more exciting. Thanks FamilyFun!