Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Edible Paint

Well, in honor of Shannon's last

Works For Me Wendsday

, I will share a fun, edible, go-to rainy day activity. This was great fun to make in my preschool class, and I am sure your children will love it as well. In a pinch, you can go from being stuck inside and bored to busy and happy around the kitchen table! This homemade paint recipe is safe to eat, easy to clean up, and fun to make with your kids!

Condensed-Milk Paint

you'll need:
bowls (1 for each color you want to make)
1 cup condensed milk per color you're making
food coloring

In bowl, mix 1 cup condensed milk with many drops of food coloring to make a very bright, glossy paint. This paint is not intended to be eaten, but it won't hurt your kid if they do eat it, which is fabulous! You can store leftover paint in the fridge, or just toss down the drain. This paint is great on paper, but not as great on poster board.

To clean up, just use a soapy rag or sponge, just like you would after lunch time. Depending on the food coloring you use, it might stain clothes, so either wear old clothes, a smock, or add a little dish soap to the paint so it will wash out of clothes easily. (But note if you do add the soap it is not longer edible)

Enjoy!! Next week

Works For Me Wednesday

will be moving to Kristen's, so stay up on all the great tips out there by checking her out next Wed!

1 comment:

abbyjess said...

Love it. I'm definitely going to have to try this. Is it still really bright once dry?