Baby Safe Homemade Milk Paint Recipe
Have you noticed a recent trend in my posts? Tanks and Peanut's favorite hobby lately is PAINTING! This works great for me, because I love paint and enjoy making homemade paint recipes. JZ and J-Bug have always been big fans of painting, and I love activities that all four boys can enjoy together. The wonderful thing about this homemade paint recipe is that is only calls for two ingredients, and it is edible making it safe for babies and toddlers.
The toddler twosome (16 months) is moving past eating everything, but they still taste enough to make me uncomfortable using store bought paint with them. (Crayola paint IS non toxic, so I'm sure I'll be comfortable using it with them before too long. You know your own child best. Use what you are comfortable with.)
How to Edible Paint with Two Ingredients
Making edible paint is so easy with these two ingredients. Just add a few drops of food coloring to the condensed milk and stir! I mixed yellow and red to make orange and red and blue to make purple. Once you have the decided shades, the paint is ready to go!
The good news is that even though it is edible it doesn't taste great. This deters most children from eating a large amount. However, if they do eat a lot it won't hurt them! Tank tasted the green and made a face. He took a second taste before decided that he for sure did not like it.
This paint is great for all ages. JZ (5) and J-Bug (3) have every bit as much fun with sweetened condensed milk as their baby brothers.
As you can see, this is a messy activity. It is also very sticky. It cleans up easily and does not stain, but don't say I didn't warn you about the mess! Don't let the mess scare you, though. tips for messy playlaundry tips
The paint dries bright and glossy and doesn't flake off of paper. This would also be a fun recipe to use on edible materials, like making rainbow toast.
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