Finally it's OK to play with your food!  From bento boxes to mashed potato sculptures, we want to bring out your inner culinary artist.

Enter the Play With Your Food Challenge with a brand new step-by-step, photo, or video Instructable demonstrating how you like to make mealtime more entertaining for you chance to win some great prizes!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to US and Canadian addresses (excluding Quebec). Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, October 3.

The Play With Your Food Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

8 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad 2 along with an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3 winners)

Three first prize winners will receive a KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer in the available color of their choice and an Instructables Prize Pack.

Second Prize (4 winners)

Four winners will receive a Cuisinart Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor and Instructables Prize Pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 22, 2011 and Oct 3, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Play With Your Food Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.