/ Background /
Edible Color is a Food Design project specifically designed for children. Nowadays they seldom get the chance to know or to see the original form/color/texture before the ingredient is cooked.
Starting from this point, we design an activity for children to know the "FOOD" they eat everyday, the name, the look and the color of it. By cooking the ingredients, we extract color out of those vegetables and add it to baking dough, making it into colorful doughs. Then it works just like "Play-Dough", but a natural, edible version.
/ A Project by Nomadic Atelier which I co-found with Li-Wei Yu
Learn about RAW INGREDIENT
Children seldom have the chance to know the original ingredient in dish, they don't know which part of the vegetable we are eating, the look, the shape, the texture of the original form
non-toxic dough made from vegetable
Parents care about the material safety of the toy and everything that children use, so we develop this "Colored Dough" that works similar to those colorful dough in the market, but 100% natural and non-toxic
Experiment with Color
There are 5 color dough made from Carrot, Tomato, Spinach, Purple lettuce and sesame, let children create all kinds of color matching and also see changes when different colors are added together
Free-hand shape forming to practice coordination
Create the shape and color combination the children want with free hands, exercise hand-eye coordination as well as finger flexibility