How to Make Homemade Edible Paint Safe for Babies
Just before Jax was born, we started a list of activities we wanted to try with him. I was dying to try this homemade edible paint recipe but I wanted to wait until he was old enough to have some fun with the textures and colors.
We finally made it happen last weekend and boy, it was so much fun!
The great part is that this homemade edible paint is safe for almost all babies and toddler’s skin! It’s made out of food ingredients, so if your baby is old enough to eat solids, you will not have a problem if he decides to put some of this paint in his mouth. It also can be an easy clean up craft if you have some Wet-Nap® cleansing wipes in hand like I did.
These amazing super wipes are perfect to clean up super messes, like the one we made. They are safe on faces and bodies, have moisturizing aloe and smell really good. I got the 110 count package in my local Walmart. I’m also trying the antibacterial hand wipes with citrus scent, these ones smell delicious!
To make homemade edible paint safe for babies you’ll need:
- ½ Cup corn starch (per color)
- Food coloring
- 1/4 Cup water (per color)
- Small containers (depending on the number of colors you’d like to make)
- Start adding 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a container. Pour the 1/4 of water little by little until you find the desired texture and mix both ingredients together.
Those measurements worked for me, but if you want a thicker consistency add less water. The texture is quite fun to play with it, kind of Play-Doh.
- Add food coloring, 2 or 3 drops should be enough.
When our homemade paint was ready we couldn’t wait to play with it. We took Jax, our homemade edible paint and the Wet-Nap® cleansing wipes with us to a park nearby.
Painting with the homemade paint was really cool. Jax made the funniest faces when we put his feet on the paper. The texture was really interesting for him. He also loved staring at me dripping the paint with my fingers. Something about the colors really intrigued him.
This is a great activity for the kids this summer! So easy to make and for the cleaning, let the super Wet-Nap® cleansing wipes take care of the mess!
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