Snow Day!

We have been cooped up in the house for over 24 hours.  Kids with massive energy = mama trying to figure out how not to freak out.  Pinterest to the rescue! One project that I have wanted to do for awhile was to “paint” sugar cookies.  I saw this awesome tutorial  and was just waiting for the day to make them, today was THAT day.


  • Supplies
    • Store bought sugar cookie dough
    • Royal Icing kit from our local retailer, so simple, so nice, no yelling at the frosting.
    • Food coloring
    • Small containers, {we used five for our project}
    • Clean paintbrushes – new and unused is perfection.


  • Directions
    • We rolled out the dough and cut our shapes.
    • Followed baking directions on package
    • While the cookies cooled we prepared the royal icing by following the kit directions.
    • After cooling, we laid the canvas {icing} out on the cookies and waited a few minutes for it to dry, my primary goal was to keep the kids from eating the cookies before we got to the fun part!
    • Mix your food coloring with water, and voila! Easy peasy edible watercolors!

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This was one of the best activities I have done with my 6 year old daughter. She always wants to help out in the kitchen in about 100 different ways but, dinner, hot stove, and my wild child, do not generally go hand in hand.  Here was something fun + creative, plus – most important of all – ridiculously kid friendly! She was able to help out with every.single.thing.


We were both sad when we ran out of cookies to paint, and have plans to create these again and again.  Can you imagine the cuteness of watercolor Easter Egg cookies?

I hope you can find some time to create some of these edible masterpieces with your loved ones or, ya know, by yourself – because it’s that much fun ♥

Enjoy + stay warm!


P.S. – Fair warning; it did make me a little sad when everyone began to eat them. You know when your kid brings home a new piece of art from school and you can’t wait to hang it up and show it off?? Ha! The struggle is real!!

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