This Mother’s Day, we made tons of goodies for Grandma, Nona and Great Grandmas. Growing up, my mom always loved the handmade gifts the best. So, we wanted to add a special touch to the sugar cookies we made.
We mixed a little water and gel food coloring together to make a palette of “watercolor paints” to paint sugar cookies. Cicily had a ton of fun painting the cookies and the finished product was so adorable as Mother’s Day gifts!
What you need:
- Sugar cookies
- Plain white frosting
- Gel food coloring
- Small mixing bowls or a paint palette
- Clean paint brush
Step 1 – Bake your favorite shaped sugar cookies. Let completely cool.
Step 2 – Frost the cookies with plain white cookie icing.
Step 3 – Allow the cookie icing to dry completely. This can take up to 24 hours. You want to be sure the icing is hard enough to paint with a brush.
Step 4 – Pour one to two drops of gel food coloring in each of the mixing bowls. Add a tiny amount of water to make “watercolor paint.”
Step 5 – Carefully brush the paint onto the cookie icing. Let the cookies dry completely.
This activity is perfect for all ages. You can create watercolor flowers or just simple abstract swirls like we did. The beauty of these cookies is that any one can create a cute decorated cookie whether you’re a great painter or not. Also, they’re just super fun to make no matter how old you are!