Edible finger paints – for babies

Last time me and Isaac had a messy paint time I was so nervous! I panicked every time his hands went anywhere near his face. I seen somebody else use a edible paint with their baby on facebook so I put research into it to find out how I could make them too! I just thought I’d share it with all you out there hat might have the same fear of paint eating babies.


All you need is…

  • Cornflour
  • whatever colour paint you want food colourings
  • water

Here’s how it happens…

Step 1: Measure out 1 cup of cornflour and 1 cup of water. The measurement can be changed to how much paint you want, just increase the water as much as you increase the cornflour. Mix them together In a pan.


Step 2: Add the food colouring to the mixture of cornflour and water.

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Step 3: put the pan on the cooker on a medium heat, mixing in 3 cups of freshly boiled water – one cup at a time. It will eventually turn into a thick mixture. You can alter the thickness to your liking by adding more cornflour or more water.


It doesn’t take long to thicken so keep an eye on it! When done put into whatever container you will be using and LEAVE TO COOL all the way through. It might be cool on top but you need to check the middle and bottom of the paint too before allowing baby near it!

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This is where the fun begins…

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Isaac was very interested in touching the paint after a bit, however at first he was very hesitant! me & his dad had to show him that it was ok to touch and we shown him all the different things he could do with it. On the 2nd and 3rd picture you see him squishing the paint in his hands that his dad shown him how to do. He liked doing this and clapping his hands whilst the paint was in them! He didn’t even attempt to eat this one, which I found weird but it’s a likely story.

If you make the paint following my instructions please let me know how it went and if they’re clear enough for you, and share your photos. I love messy play! šŸ™‚



3 thoughts on “Edible finger paints – for babies

    1. I’d say it’s suitable for 6 months + ..she’ll probably just explore the texture of it on her hands and feet šŸ™‚ Just have a bath ready for when you’re done. things get really messy šŸ˜› x

  1. Such a great idea for little ones. I remember the first time I used finger paints with my twins. They kept putting it in their mouths! This would have been a great idea for me back then! I had no idea you could even make your own! Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

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