Food Fun Friday - Christmas Tree Bread

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This easy kids recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season.  My kids loved making their own snack, and who doesn't like an edible activity?  When you see how simple it is to make Christmas Tree bread, you might just add it to your list of Christmas activities.



Supplies You Will Need:

  • Sliced bread
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Brush
  • Butter (optional)
  • M and M's

I used a large Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut some trees out of sliced bread.  I them added green food coloring to some milk.  I used about 7 drops of food coloring to get a deep green color.  

I gave each girl the green milk, a brush and a tree and had them paint it.  I did not give them the M and M's until the trees were ready.  They were just included above for the purpose of the picture.  The girls took the job of painting their bread tree very seriously.





When the trees were all painted, I popped them in the toaster oven for a few minutes.  When they came out they were warm and I added some butter for flavor.  Hubby made some stars from some colored marshmallows we had around.  Now it was time for the kids to decorate their trees.  






The finished products!



Little C is more abstract than her twin sisters.  She decided a star doesn't necessarily need to be on top of a tree.


For more fun with milk and food coloring, check out Colorful Dancing Milk.

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25 comments:

  1. Cute for kiddies and cute for Christmas tea sandwiches! xo

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  2. What a great idea. My kiddos would love to try this one.

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  3. Oh this is such a cute idea! I'm definitely doing this! If you're interested I'd love for you to link this up with my Making Magical Christmas Memories challenge http://www.puddlesandgumboots.com/2011/11/25/making-magical-christmas-memories-making-shortbread/

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  4. wow!!great idea...saw this post in 'For kids-Fridays'..

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  5. Vicky, that is SO fun! Fabulous! Would you share it here, pretty please?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-3-and-some-fabulous.html

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  6. oh how fun looks tasty too but in those pics you could see how detirmened the decorator was

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  7. This does look easy and I know my daughter would love to do it! Thanks for the idea :)
    -Kristin
    (meetmeonthebrightside.blogspot.com)

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  8. What a creative idea! I'm a new follower. : )

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  9. Oh these are delicious.:)
    Thank you for your lovely comment!

    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  10. wow!!! pinning!!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xxx

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  11. What a fun!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  12. I saw this post when I visited your blog and thought it would be a good link for my "Food Adventure Friday." Thanks for linking up!

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  13. @ Leigh, Thanks!
    @ Barbara,you are right, they would make adorable tea sandwiches.
    @ Desire Empire, Hope you get a chance to make some with your kids.
    @ Kate, thanks for the invite! I will check it out soon.
    @ Amy, thanks for stopping by! I am new follower of yours.

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  14. This looks like so much fun to put together. I stumbled this post.

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  15. Vicky these are soooo cute. I agree....they would make AWESOME sandwiches!!

    We are already following each other...but I'd love for you to stop by and share this (or another great activity) at my new Thrifty Thursday Linky Party this Thursday!

    http://www.playingwithwords365.com/

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  16. What a cute idea!! I'm sure you little ones had a blast making these!!! Anything that involves m&m's is a win for anyone, right?? :)

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  17. Such a cute idea! I am so going to do this tomorrow!

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  18. THat is such a fun way to play with your food! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  19. WHAT A NEAT PROJECT.... Looks really awesome. : )) I would LOVE if you could please stop in and linky this terrific feature via my Pin’Inspirational Party happening today pweease… http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. Wishing you an incredible start to your weekend.. Sincerely ~ M

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  20. Oh my, I LOVE your bread. I have pinned it. Simply adorable and fun.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  21. Love it and am going to feature it on The Sunday Showcase!

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