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A tasty brown cow, hold the meat.

A tasty brown cow, hold the meat.

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By Alex Tillotson, contributor

January 18th, 2013

"Don't play with your food."

It's the command spoken 'round the globe from parents to their curious, hungry children. I mean don't get me wrong, I understand that we don't want kids sticking their hands in a pile of mashed potatoes and smushing them all over the dining room table. But what if there were times when it was acceptable to play with food?

When edibles are turned into art projects, the possibilities are endless and can often encourage kids to try new things they thought they "didn't like" before. Think about it...why would kids eat glue and crayons but turn their noses up at a bright salad or vegetable soup?

Because glue and crayons make fun things, that's why!

If you're interested in this whole "let me have my kids make art with food" idea then look no further than Ida Frosk. She's a Norwegian blogger and a genius when it comes to making fun, kid-friendly art out of healthy foods. Her blog is written in both Norwegian and English and it's full of helpful tips on how to make your food art as vibrant as it can be. 

Check out Ida Frosk today, follow her on Instagram @idafrosk and share your food art ideas with us. Happy cooking and crafting!

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