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How to Make Edible Paint

Adding a new medium to a classic art activity like painting is a great way to garner kids' excitement. Children love the shiny appearance of this homemade paint and, because it's edible, there are a variety of materials that can be used as a canvas.

Edible paint can be used on paper as well as food.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • Ice cube tray
  • Food coloring
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint brush
  • Paper
  • Cookies

Adding a new medium to a classic art activity like painting is a great way to garner kids' excitement.  Children love the shiny appearance of this homemade paint and, because it's edible, there are a variety of materials that can be used as a canvas.

Start by painting on standard paper and then move on to toast, pancakes or cookies for a special treat. 


Instructions

    You'll need condensed milk, food coloring, a paint brush, and something to paint.
  1. For this project you'll need condensed milk, food coloring, a paint brush and something to paint. Please see the last slide for an itemized list of tools and materials
  2. Mix food coloring with condensed milk to create the edible paint colors.
  3. Fill the ice cube compartments with condensed milk. Add a few drops of food coloring to each compartment and stir with a toothpick.
  4. Let the paint drip off the brush or apply with traditional brush strokes.
  5. Use a paint brush to apply the edible paint to paper. The paint can be applied using traditional brush strokes or by letting it drizzle onto the paper.
  6. Apply the edible paint to plain sugar cookies for a colorful sweet treat.
  7. The paint can also be applied to a variety of food surfaces using the same technique.
  8. Tip

    Paper creations are not meant to be saved as the condensed milk will eventually spoil.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • Ice cube tray
  • Food coloring
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint brush
  • Paper
  • Cookies

Tip

  • Paper creations are not meant to be saved as the condensed milk will eventually spoil.

About the Author

Stephanie Morgan is a style and parenting blogger, and the founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK for short). MPMK, voted Best Craft Blog in "Parents" magazine, provides daily inspiration to thousands of parents on how to engage with their kids, simplify life and create a stylish home.

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