Thursday, March 18, 2010

stART ~ Warthogs Paint

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too! The linky will be open all week.

warthogs paint

This week we read Warthogs Paint A Messy Color Book, by Pamela Duncan Edwards. This is a really cute story about some very messy warthogs and the fun that they have with Red, Blue and Yellow paint one rainy day. I love the great color concepts that this book teaches and all the wonderful art projects that is lend itself too!

This week we decided to use some of the color mixing concepts that are talked about in this book to make a very special Cheesecake rainbow.

IMG_2409First we made the crust and added some Fruit Loops to the graham crackers for a rainbow colored crust and fun fruity flavor.


Emily helped scoop and pour all of the ingredients into the mixer.

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While it was mixing Emily worked on pointing out some of her letters. She knew all of the letters in Kitchen Aid!


Once the batter was ready I divided it into three bowls and added Red, Blue and Yellow food coloring to them.


Emily helped mix the food coloring into the batter.


Next, we mixed the different colors together to make Orange, Green, and Purple. (I added a little bit of food coloring as needed to get a brighter color)


Emily really enjoyed all the mixing :0)


Now we are ready to make our rainbow!


Emily helped pour the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple batter on top of the graham cracker crust.


After waiting a whole day to cut into the cake and see how it came out Emily and everyone else that was over for our Family Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner loved the results!!


Warthogs Paint inspired Rainbow Cheesecake!

If you would like to make your own check out the awesome cheesecake recipe we used. I made a different crust since my husband is allergic to tree nuts.

Graham Cracker and Fruit Loop Crust:

  • 2 cups c graham cracker crumbs (I made mine in the food processor)
  • 1/2 cup fruit loop crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients until well blended and press into a greased spring form pan or pie plate.


MamaGames - Alexa C. said...

This looks like delicious fun! I especially love the idea of adding Fruit Loops to the graham cracker crust... how creative!

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

What a brilliant cheesecake! We had similar fun last summer with a rainbow cake:

sbswtp said...

Yummy!!!! It came out great :)

Mama to 5 said...

What alot of fun! Looks pretty & yummy! :)

April said...

I love your posts about cooking with your daughter! The book looks fun ;)

Anonymous said...

looks yummy we are making rainbow cupcakes today :)

Jenny said...

Wow, that is so cool! Emily looks like she's having a great time!

Desiree said...

Oh, wow, that looks good! What a good idea. Looks like a cute book!

Jen said...

What an awesome idea! I love it! I'm definitely going to have to try this with my daughter. Did you just split the batter into equal parts and color them? Any special technique when pouring them into the form?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Looks yummy! We did the same book today, too.

Christy Killoran said...

We love that book! Your cheesecake came out great. I love the idea of adding fruit loops to the crust.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Yummy, and the book sounds like fun. It looks like Emily is a great helper in the kitchen.

Rebecca said...


Anonymous said...

so cute!! So yummy!!

Kelly said...

Ok, so, I'm very, very impressed. What a beautiful cheesecake. Look out Martha!

Fun Frugal Mommy said...

What a fun idea.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've never seen a rainbow cheesecake before. What fun!

silly eagle books said...

This looks like so much fun!

melaniet42 said...

That is the coolest thing - what a great idea!

Tara Broman said...

I love how your cake turned out! I will definitely have to give this a try.

I have never seen that book. It looks really cute. We will have to check for it at our library.

Unknown said...

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Eva said...

wow that looks delicious :D


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