Edible Paint…Great for Baby!

Corinne loves to scribble, but she also loves to eat crayons.  :(  She loves to paint, but she also loves to eat paint.  Also, :( .  Corinne is still at an age where she puts everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, into her mouth.  So, having her sit down for art-time can be somewhat of a challenge.  My solution? Edible finger paint.  Click here for my other edible finger paint recipe.

The recipe is as follows:

Edible Finger Paint (for each color)
2 Tbs. corn starch
4 Tbs. water
food coloring as desired
Combine and mix well.

Because this edible paint is made up of cornstarch, it will require remixing during the painting process.  But, as you can see below why it was important to be that the paint be not just non-toxic, but truly edible.

Have fun!

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22 Responses to Edible Paint…Great for Baby!

  1. Oh my, look at that baby get stuck in! Hilarious. Thank goodness the paints are edible!!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. Cute!!! I love this! I didn’t know it would be so simple! Gonna have to try it!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  3. Oh my goodness, that looks exactly like what my kid would be doing LOL! Thanks for sharing! Found you at the Super Link party and I’m pinning this! :)

  4. That looks like a great recipe. I will have to try it. I love the photos of ‘face paint.’ Thank you for sharing this post on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  5. Stefani says:

    I love those pictures! :) Can’t wait to try this with my boys – thanks so much for sharing.

  6. We’ll have to try this one. My son likes to paint his face, so this would be a good paint for that. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!

  7. Nicky says:

    another one is sweet or unsweetened condensed milk :)

  8. Great idea … definitely important for babies who like to paint! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Playdough & Craft Recipes Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/playdough-craft-recipes/

  9. Charlene says:

    Looks like fun, btw, I’m sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land…thanks for sharing, hope to see you again soon!

  10. Tulip says:

    Oh man! She must be a good eater. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  11. Kelli says:

    Woot! WOOT! Congrats! Your post was the #1 most clicked link on Homeschooling on the Cheap! this past week. You are being featured on my blog. Stop in and see your feature and I hope that you link up more of your awesome, kid friendly ideas!

    Thanks, Kelli

  12. megan says:

    Great idea! However, how do you get the food color stains off the kid afterwards?

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  14. Leslie says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe! We tried it out and had lots of fun. I also posted it on my blog (http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2013/01/how-to-make-cornstarch-toddler-paint.html)

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  16. Heather says:

    We loved it! Though the blue stained my hand when I spilt it during mixing, so it was dumped down the sink before baby got it. Used the neon food coloring and the rest were non-staining. Clean up was a breeze!!

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  18. Ashley says:

    Does this dry as normal paint would?

    • Sarah says:

      Not exactly. Because the cornstarch doesn’t actually dissolve in the water, it will dry, but where there is a lot of cornstarch it will be cakey, and thus crack a bit.

  19. Jacqie says:

    now how do we get the stains off? she had fun but now her face and hands are stained big time.

    • Sarah says:

      Sorry, I seldom worry about stains on the hands. They will wear off within the day, at least that has been my experience.

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