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Bring Some Fun to Lunchtime with Edible Tortilla Art

2018-02-05By BentologyNo CommentsFacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest

edible tortilla art

Because sometimes, it’s okay to play with your food

One of our main goals at Bentology is to bring more fun and personality to lunchtime. Making edible tortilla art is an activity that can be fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. With very little prep and cleanup, it’s the perfect craft for a rainy day, or any time your family needs a pick-me-up!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sheet pans
  • Tortillas
  • Paint brushes
  • Food coloring
  • Extra fruits/veggies to experiment


To start, set up a clean baking sheet with a tortilla for each participant (to minimize cleanup). White tortillas work best to show the colors, but whole wheat tortillas will work with darker colors as well.

Place the different color mixtures in bento dividers, each with its own paint brush to keep the colors from mixing. To make the colors, simply mix a couple of drops of food coloring with water and mix with a toothpick.

Experiment with different shapes, textures and patterns by dipping all different kinds of sliced fruits and veggies into the paint. We suggest using mushrooms, peppers, corn or cauliflower.

Let them dry, then make these tortillas into wraps with your favorite fillings and pack them into your bento box for lunch!
You can also use this method to decorate sandwich bread, pancakes or even cookies. Make sure to tag us on our social media to share your tortilla art creations with us!


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