Pancake Art: Making Breakfast Fun


Turn breakfast into an art session with Pancake Art! This fun activity allows kids to express their creativity by making pancakes in various shapes, sizes, and designs. It's a delicious way to start the day and a great opportunity for family bonding over the breakfast table.

Pancake Art: Making Breakfast Fun

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: Varies per pancake (usually 1-2 minutes per side)
  • Total Time: Depends on the number of pancakes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Varies
  • Serving Size: Depends on the pancake size


  • Pancake batter (homemade or store-bought), as needed
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Butter or oil for greasing the pan

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Batter: Make or prepare your pancake batter according to the recipe or package instructions.
  2. Color the Batter (Optional): If desired, divide the batter into separate bowls and add different food colorings to each.
  3. Create Designs: Pour the batter into squeeze bottles for easy handling. Use the bottles to draw designs, shapes, or characters on a greased, heated skillet.
  4. Cook the Pancakes: Cook the pancakes on medium heat until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side.
  5. Serve: Serve the artistic pancakes with your kids' favorite toppings like syrup, fruits, or whipped cream.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Consistent Heat: Keep the skillet at a consistent medium heat to avoid burning.
  • Practice Makes Perfect: It might take a few tries to get the hang of pancake art.
  • Involve the Kids: Let the kids suggest designs and help with simpler shapes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make the batter ahead of time? Yes, pancake batter can usually be made the night before and stored in the fridge.
  • How do I prevent the pancakes from sticking? Use a non-stick skillet and grease it lightly with butter or oil.
  • Can I use whole wheat flour for a healthier option? Absolutely! Keep in mind it may alter the texture slightly.