Monday, July 12, 2010

Messy Monday -- Edible Finger Paint

You can make edible finger paint out of several different things.  Most of them you probably already have around the house.  Here are several different options.

You can let your kids paint on paper, a cutting board, cookie sheet, themselves.  :)  It won't hurt them to eat it and you can throw them in the tub when they are done.  Perfect afternoon activity.

(I can't find my camera, so I borrowed this picture from

Vanilla Pudding Paint
  • make vanilla pudding according to package directions
  • separate into small containers
  • add food coloring to each container
Sweetened Condensed Milk Paint
  • open can of sweetened condensed milk and mix throroughly
  • separate into small containers
  • add food coloring to each container
Yogurt Paint
  • use plain or vanilla yogurt
  • separate into small containers
  • add food coloring to each container
Corn Syrup Finger Paint
  • use light colored corn syrup
  • separate into small containers
  • add food coloring to each container
Corn Starch Finger Paint (you know I couldn't forget corn starch)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food coloring
  1. mix first three ingredients together
  2. separate into small containers
  3. add food coloriing to each container
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I'm linking to these sites.  Go check them out!

• Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
• Market yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
• Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
• Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of my Favorite Things
• Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
• Home and Family Friday @ Home is Where my Story Begins

8 comments: said...

Thanks for hosting yet again! Love the idea of the edible finger paint!


Meg said...

This is a GREAT idea! Love it!

*I would love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

Becca said...

Love the edible finger paint. I hope I don't have allergies in my class this year! I'd love to try this idea!

Thanks for linking up!


Jami said...

Do you do this party every Monday? I'm sorry I missed it! Thanks for reminding me about the edible finger paints! So fun!!!

Becky said...

can't wait to try this out!

Judy said...

Thank you so much for recommending this! We tried pudding paint last week and my 3 year old loved it! The best part...watching him learn how to properly lick pudding off his fingers :)

Lee said...

These are some great ideas. I love 'em.

Aimee said...

I thought this would be a great idea for parents to use to promote early literacy. I'm linking up to you from Stop by sometime and visit.