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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  3. 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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    • 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.

    • 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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