We needed finger paint for our toddler. After all the play dough recipes we had been trying, I had to venture into paint zone too! Making paint is a lot like making playdough but, so much more fun because you get to mix and match colors. Here is a fun but very easy edible finger paint recipe.
Last week, while hubby and son went out and the baby slept, I rescued myself from Lil’One’s wailing by promising her paint! *(She wanted to go out too!) She quickly went and retrieved a piece of paper (that she had minutes before thrown away!), all set and ready to paint! Her mommy pulled her high chair closer to the kitchen door and set herself to entertain. Here is what we made:
|Homemade edible finger paint|
Really bright colors, no?
Aren’t those colors beautiful. I had only raspberry, green and yellow. The rest three have been mixed and matched!
The colors that we used are all food colors. There are many recipes that have used gel paints and liquid food colors but we used food colour (affiliate link) in powder form. I used about pinch or more of it, for the intensity, and mixed with a tooth pick. You have to mix it well and for long because if you don’t, there is a chance that the color may transfer to fingers and clothes. If you mix it well while still warm, it won’t. We have tested this finger paint recipe cold and warm and it is the mixing that makes all the difference.
This easy edible finger paint is taste safe and toddler as well as baby friendly. It is like pudding. It is cooked and the colors that I have used in these are all safe food colors. Of course, anything out of moderation is not good so please make sure you are supervising your child while they play with these paints.
Home Made Easy Edible Finger Paint Recipe
Here is the recipe:
1 cup white flour
2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
Food Colour of your choice in powder form (affiliate link)
Mix sugar, flour and water and stir on low heat. It will take up to 10 minutes or more for your flour mixture to start becoming thick. Keep stirring and don’t be tempted to increase the heat. If you increase the heat, it will make lumps and they will not dissolve! Once it is thick, remove and separate into little cans. Inspired by Happy Hooligans, we used a muffin tray. You can use a plastic tray or little paper cups too. Let them cool down a little but let it be warm. Start mixing the colours. We have about 6 muffin cups full.
The colors were really bright and they were of pudding like consistency. They felt really cool and well… what can I say… just what finger paint should be like!
Please Note: Since these include sugar and flour, please do not store them at room temperature. In the fridge, they may last about a week. They may be okay for 10 days too but I wouldn’t recommend using them that long because with little ones, it just isn’t safe. I didn’t have to worry about using it after a week because we finished them all out in three days! It would have finished earlier had I not been saving them for taking photographs. 🙂
My son was so excited when he came home to find this edible finger paint that he was at it all evening with his sister. You can read all about it here. Look at how crazy they went. 🙂
|Finger painting craziness!|
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