Learn how to make edible paint. This fun indoor kids activity is an easy edible craft project for all ages of children.
How to Make Edible Paint – Easy Kids Activity
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? A photographer friend of mine inspired me so much with some popcorn painting, that 15 minutes after I read her post, our kids snacks were ready to be painted!
Originally Publish February 2, 2010, updated 2021
Painting Food is a Fun Indoor Kids Activity
My daughter had a blast painting with edible paint and then taste testing her creations.
You know it’s serious stuff when you stick your tongue out while painting!
What do I use to make edible paint?
This edible paint is made with a mixture of milk and 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 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 has no after taste.
What do you paint with edible paint?
What can you paint with edible paint? Kids will love painting ANY one of their favorite snacks
I thought painting marshmallows would make this an extra sweet craft activity. Here are some simple foods kids could paint and then eat.
- Apple slices
- Pear slices
- French fries
- Rice cakes
- Sugar cookies with frosting
- Cupcakes (paint the frosting)
- Butter mints
Forget dying Easter eggs in the spring time, we’re painting marshmallows!
My attempt at painting her face. It was hysterical to her, but even more fun to eat!
Pull out the food coloring or fruit juice and try it. Your kids will love it!
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How to Make Edible Paint
- sweet evaporated milk
- Natural Food Coloring
- Paint brush
- Pour sweet evaporated milk into a cup or muffin tin.
- Add one drop of food coloring to each muffin tin cup and stir.
- Paint marshmallows, popcorn and other snacks. Eat and enjoy!