Growing up, my Dad made pancakes every Sunday. He made silver dollar sized ones, animal ones, huge ones, anything to keep breakfast fun and fresh. (Thanks Dad!!) These colored pancakes offer another way to take anyone's pancake game to the next level. And they are surprisingly simple to make considering the fancy results.

In honor of back to school kids everywhere AND in celebration of National Pancake Day which is Sept. 26th, here's how to make school themed colored pancake art!

*Special thanks to my buddy Jett Arp who introduced me to this delicious and super fun technique!

Step 1: Supply List

The Pancakes


Shape Inspiration

  • Do a google image search for the theme of pancake shapes you want to make. For example, I searched "back to school". It also helps to add the terms "icon" or "illustration" to get more simplified drawings to try and recreate with your pancake colors.
  • Print out your favorites and write all the colors down that you'll need have to recreate those objects/pictures.
<p>These are so cool! I'm definitely going to try them! But how do you keep the pancake from browning? I expected with all the bubbles that the flip side would be pretty browned. Maybe I use a different heat setting or batter than you do?</p><p>I also wish I knew a way to keep the pancakes warm/fresh for a bit to bring to a breakfast potluck, but pancakes tend to be serve-immediately. Anyone ever tried transporting them?</p>
<p>you should turn the heat on a low setting but u have to wait longer. I tell you, it's worth it.</p>
This is so awesome. But how can you do this properly and what do you do when things go wrong? ?
<p>Those look YUMazing. </p>
<p>This is AMAZING! You should enter it in a contest</p>
<p>Very cute and clear instructions, I voted for your pancake art instructable.</p>
<p>Thanks Clare. :)</p>
Great job! <br>I make pancake art at the diner I work at for kids all the time. We dont go into details like this with all the different colors because we are very busy but we do use a chocolate batter to create details. Check out some I've made on my Instagram. <br><br>https://instagram.com/trademarck1<br><br>
<p>The chocolate works so well! Those are some pretty lucky kids. :)</p>
This rules!!
<p>:) Thanks!</p>
awesome job
<p>Thanks. :)</p>
<p>creative and very pretty </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Sounds like so much fun, will have to try this for the grandkids. Thanks, Billie</p>
<p>Is there a way stop the dough from bubbling? <br>As it creates an empty space in the pancake drawings :) </p>
<p>The bubbles are caused by the baking soda in the mix creating CO2. Less baking soda - if you are making batter from scratch - or let the batter stand for a while before frying to allow the soda to do its thing first.</p>
<p>Very creative! Great job. :)</p>
<p>Looks delicious, and really cool as well!</p>
<p>Wonderful! </p>
<p>This is amazing!!!!</p>
<p>This is so great! I've always wanted to learn how to do this! :3</p>
<p>Page these are adorable~</p><p>sunshiine~</p>
<p>Best pancakes ever!</p>
<p>Aw shucks randofo. :)</p>
These are way cooler then normal pancakes!!
<p>And easy to make! Who knew breakfast food could be so fun?</p>
<p>This is amazing! Great job, lady!! They're beautiful. :)</p>
<p>Thanks Jessy! :)</p>
<p>Very cool, thanks for sharing! Good luck in the contest, you have my vote.</p>
Fantastic. I love it!
Looks delicious! Yum!
<p>This is incredibly clever! Well done!</p>
<p>This is just so much craziness and awesomeness all in one pancakestructable!!!</p>
<p>Thanks Carleyy! :)</p>

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Bio: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design ... More »
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