Easy galaxy fruit dip is great for pairing with The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh for a fun art project you can eat! This easy fruit dip is also fun for a space theme party for kids, eclipse party snacks for kids, or healthy after school snack. A simple recipe for kids to make with just a few ingredients!
Galaxy Fruit Dip For Starry Night Art Kids Activities
I love this kids’ recipe and read activity because not only do children get to learn about Van Gogh’s The Starry Night painting, but they also get to make art they can eat (an edible craft for kids!) with fruit or graham crackers. What a fun kids’ art project!
Galaxy Dip Ingredients:
- Fruit Dip (see our favorite recipe below)
- Yellow Food Coloring
- Blue Food Coloring
- Yellow Sprinkles
- Blue or Black Sprinkles
- Yellow Star Sprinkles
- Small Bowls (One Bowl For Each Child)
- Toothpicks Or Skewers
How To Make Galaxy Fruit Dip Step-By-Step
For this fruit drip, you can use store-bought fruit dip or use our homemade fruit dip recipe — which we love! It’s a simple dip ready in minutes, great for a party dip or snack for kids!
For homemade fruit dip, you’ll need:
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Whipped cream
RECIPE TIP: We used yellow star sprinkles and also these fun galaxy sprinkles. If you’re using dark sprinkles (blue or black), put those on last right before eating. The colors from the sprinkles may melt into the white dip.
Be sure to check out our recipe and read kids activity below after the recipe printable card.
- 1 cup fruit dip*
- Yellow food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- Yellow sprinkles
- Yellow star Sprinkles
- Galaxy sprinkles
- Spoon fruit dip into a small bowl.
- Place 1-2 drops of yellow food coloring on top of the fruit dip one side of bowl. On the top of the other side of the dip, place 1-2 drops of blue food coloring.
- Using a toothpick or wood skewer, carefully swirl the blue food coloring and yellow food coloring around the top of the dip.
- Add sprinkles on top.
- Serve immediately and eat with fruit, graham crackers, animal crackers, or any other of your favorite fruit dippers.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
Recipe And Read Pairing: Katie And The Starry Night Children’s Book
We paired up our galaxy fruit dip with Katie and the Starry Night by
Katie is at the museum with her grandmother, who nods off during their visit. It’s then when Katie starts an imaginative adventure through famous paintings at an art gallery, including Vincent van Gogh’s iconic “Starry Night.”
In the story, Katie reaches in to grab a star in The Starry Night painting and finds herself transported into the painting and several other paintings by Van Gogh.
Kids love when Katie climbs into the paintings and will have a lot of fun when they get to “draw” their own Starry Night in the fruit dip!
It’s a fun way to introduce children to art or continue your art learning by pairing it with our recipe and read activity fruit dip!
You’ll also have fun making these Galaxay Lollipops!
Enjoy your galaxy fruit dip!