I was just recently asked how old Sophia was, when we started arts and crafts with her. Sophia’s first hands on art activity was finger painting. She was 8 months old. I made her edible finger paints to explore on water color paper, that I then later used for our Valentines Day cards. I did a ton of searching around and looked at different recipes. I have compiled a list of 9 different edible finger paint recipes that I found.
I used a 3 ingredient recipe that was just cornstarch, water, and food coloring. 1. The Imagination Tree has a good recipe for it here. (Cooking required)
As you can see in the pictures it is pretty chunky and a bit jello-like.
There are plenty of other kinds of edible finger paints. Some of them require cooking and a few do not.
2. Here’s one from Mom Tastic that uses flour, salt, sugar, and food coloring, link here. (Cooking required)
3. Here’s a jello based one from the Imagination Tree, link here. (Cooking required)
4. A yogurt based 2 ingredient recipe from Make and Takes, link here. (No cooking required)
5. Flour and salt based one from E how, link here. (Cooking required)
6. Here is a sugar and cornstarch based one from Dixie sugar, link here. (Cooking required)
7. Here is a pudding based one from Pop Sugar, link here. (Cooking required unless you buy the pudding already made)
8. This one is cornstarch and gelatin based from Invitation to the Butterfly Ball, link here. (Cooking required)
9. Here is a simple 3 ingredient one with flour, water and food coloring by Mama Ot, link here. (No cooking required)
I know I’ve seen a recipe that used some thing else to color the paints instead of food coloring but I’m not able to locate it. If you have other good recipes please leave a comment!