How to Make Edible Paint – Indoor Craft Activity for Kids

How to Make Edible Paint  - Indoor Craft Activity for Kids! LivingLocurto.com

We are always looking for easy kids craft activities and painting on food has been one of the most fun ideas yet!

Do you ever have one of those days when you read about a creative craft idea and you had to do it right away? Katherine inspired me so much with her popcorn painting and beautiful photos, that 15 minutes after I read her post, our kid snacks were ready to be painted!

Indoor Fun With an Edible Paint Craft! Great Kids Activity LivingLocurto.com

Edible Paint Craft Activity for Kids

This edible paint is made with milk and neon food coloring. You can also use sweet evaporated milk, but that was not to be found in my pantry, so regular milk it was!

Pour milk or sweet evaporated milk into a cup or muffin tin, then add one drop of food coloring. You could also use fruit juices if you don’t like food coloring. I found some all natural organic food coloring with bright colors that I hear has no after taste.

natural food coloring

I thought painting marshmallows would make it an even sweeter craft activity:-)

My daughter had a blast. You know it’s serious stuff when you stick your tongue out while painting!

Indoor Fun With Edible Paint! Great Kids Activity LivingLocurto.com

Forget Easter eggs, we’re painting marshmallows!

Indoor Fun With Edible Paint! Great Kids Activity LivingLocurto.com

Indoor Fun With Edible Paint! Great Kids Activity LivingLocurto.com

My attempt at painting her face. It was hysterical to her, but even more fun to eat!

Indoor Fun With an Edible Paint Craft! Great Kids Activity LivingLocurto.com

Pull out the food coloring or fruit juice and try it.  Your kids will love it!

 

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Comments

  1. Lindsay Martin says:

    I did this at work and the kids LOVED it. One girl painted her rice cake so much that it fell apart lol. We used soy milk and regular old food colouring. Just one drop of food colouring in a cup of milk didn't hurt any of them ;-) And I also started the program by talking about why we don't eat REAL paint ;-) Thanks for a fun idea.

  2. Tricia Santos says:

    Beet juice/beet powder makes a great natural dye. Also paprika, turmeric, etc. .

  3. Well wouldn’t it be the job of the responsible adult to decide if this is for your children or not. It is an IDEA! People are crazy. I know as a responsible parent that my kids would love this and will be using the food coloring. Oooo!

  4. Michelle Bellamy says:

    Well didn't that just get everyone's dander up? Hideous things are happening all around the world, and we're all stressing about painting marshmallows? Live and let live dudes!

  5. im sure it is I have not heard of anyone. dying from food coloring, or marshmallows. stupid is as stupid does………..

  6. Cindy Hill says:

    You explain that it is special paint for food. Keep all toxic paint out of reach of children

  7. Cindy Hill says:

    I have worked in a preschool for 30+ years and we have painted toast! bread dough then baked/ toasted it the kids love it. They have never tried to eat the non toxic tempra paint or water color

  8. Debbie Crabb says:

    Some folks are nuts!!! I love the idea!

  9. If you don't like the idea of food coloring, then do it with natural dyes. If you like to use food coloring, it's easy and such a fun project! Make your own choice. Thank you Amy for a fun idea!

  10. Natural food colourings are easily available. I think it's a great idea.

  11. Cathy Torrey says:

    I agree with you on the food coloring. I use the juice from frozen or fresh fruits: adds flavor and NO chemicals. as for the "paint" thing, just change the wording to the child's level of understanding. Nothing to get freaked out over.

  12. some people just like to complain and think their a know it all most kids are smarter then there given credit…

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