Crazy Fun For Teens: Pancake Art


Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!First, a little back story.

I work at a university. I currently employ 19 students.

Last week was finals.

Did you ever go to college? And take finals?

Ugh!

That’s how my student employees were feeling.

So, I had an idea. Fix them breakfast!

College students love free food, right? Right! Especially when they don’t have to cook it themselves, right? Right.

So, I set a date for a free pancake breakfast, and invited them all to come.

However!

This was not your typical pancake breakfast. Oh no, Nellie!

This was a create-art-with-some-batter-before-you-get-to-eat-your-pancake type of pancake breakfast.

I made LOTS of batter. I had empty Cool Whip containers. I had a plastic craft squeeze bottle similar to ketchup and mustard bottles.

I put batter in all of those containers. I added different food coloring to that batter.

Then, I told my students, “Be creative. Be artistic. Let your inner child go wild! Have fun!”

And have fun they did!

I must say that for many of them, colored pancake batter was a novelty to them. And to all of them, creating ‘art’ out of the batter was indeed a first!

Here, I’m having fun with a couple of my employees.

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

Take a look at what some of my students created! In this picture, he didn’t want to ‘create’ anything so she created this bird for him.

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

A batman figure. So clever!

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

A figure of a person.

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

A smiley face!

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

A fabulous daisy!

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

This student LOVES Easter eggs so she made pancake ones! With green Cool Whip for grass! This was one of my favorites!

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

And this was my favorite. Not only is his camera design clever, but the fact that he is one of my photographers makes his design even more special!

Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!

Let me repeat myself. My college-aged students LOVED this activity. They thought it was the cat’s meow. That it was outta-this-world fun and clever.

So, your grandkids love you. They think the world of you. They willingly do your activities. So, I can almost guarantee that your tween and teen grandchildren will like this activity, too.

So, make pancake batter. Divide it into bowls and squeeze bottles. Add food coloring.

Tell your grandkids to be creative. Be clever. Be unique. Be artistic.

Then, stand back and watch what kind of pancake art they create.

Oh, and have some unusual toppings, too. In addition to maple flavored syrup, I had Cool Whip and chocolate ice cream syrup. You could have caramel or strawberry ice cream toppings. You could have chocolate chips. (You could throw some chocolate chips in the batter, too!) Be creative on the toppings because that will add to the fun.

Bon appétit!

Thanks for sharing!

12 thoughts on “Crazy Fun For Teens: Pancake Art

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Well, I”m not sure that I’m the best boss ever! But I do try to make work enjoyable. Happy employees work harder!

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Well, the current age of my grandkids are from toddlers to 9 years old. So, that generally is where my focus is. I occasionally have ideas for older grandkids. I’ll have more as my own grands grow up! Thanks for dropping by.

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Thanks so much for pinning! And for your kind words. As far as coming up with ideas, sometimes they just seem to pop into my head! I guess I’m lucky that way.

  • Teresa

    What a fun idea. I’m sure the students had a blast doing this and it gave them a chance to unwind at work. I don’t know how you come up with all of these great, creative activities, but keep sharing them with us! Pinned!

  • Carol ("Mimi")

    What a fun idea, and most appreciated, too. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I am sharing your post on social media.

  • Donna

    ‘Pancake Art’ is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing this at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!
    We look forward to seeing you again at the next link up!

  • Christie Hawkes

    You are the best boss ever! And this is a great idea for older grandchildren. It’s easy to entertain the little ones, but you have to get more creative as they grow up. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  • Grammy Dee

    I’m back again! What a great idea and I know they enjoyed it. I know a boss that cooks breakfast for her employees on their special days.

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