This is our kind of art project - the kind you can eat! Martha Stewart uses straight food coloring to get those vibrant colors and an interesting technique for applying them. Even with our limited artistic talent, we feel confident with this one. And wouldn't this look cute with cookies cut into autumn leaf shapes?
After cutting out the cookies, the instructions have you drop a little food coloring on the cookie and use a straw to blow the liquid over the surface of the dough. The food coloring sinks in during baking and the cookies come out with these gorgeous water-color patterns. You can even layer different colors on top of each other for a truly patterned look.
We're going to put this one in our file for the next time we have little ones in our care. This the kind of project that kids of every age - and grownups too! - could get into.
• Get the Project: Cookie Art from Martha Stewart
Related: How to Bake with Kids: Tips and Ideas
(Image: Martha Stewart)