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  • Feb 19 2015

    DIY Edible Finger Paint for Toddlers

    Whenever pureed food would spill over onto his booster seat tray, I noticed Noah was immediately intrigued to slosh it around the with his little hand. If your little one has expressed a similar interest in making a mess with his or her food, then these homemade finger paints may pacify a desire (both baby’s and your’s!) to dial up the fun!

    This Homemade Edible Finger Paint recipe is an altered version of Anna’s from Imagination Tree as I found the original recipe to be chunky with flecks of corn flour in the mix. Thoughtfully inspired though! Thanks Anna!


    • 2 cups of corn flour


    • 1 cup of cold water


    • 4.5 cups of boiling water


    • Food coloring of your choice



    Mix the cornflour with the cold water and stir together, in a medium saucepan.

    Pour, cup by cup, the boiling water then stir over medium heat. It takes a little while to , however do keep stirring until the consistency is thick, similar to custard.

    Separated into individual jam jars before adding color to each.


    Time to Paint!

    My sister Wendy and I sat Noah in his booster seat and Auntie Wendy showed him that it really is okay to make a mess and ‘paint’ with the brushes and his fingers! This activity lasted at least 45 minutes then Noah was ready for a quick and easy wash-up over the sink.  Well worth the effort and sooo much finger ‘paints’ left over for the coming days and weeks. Yipee!



    P.S. You know you tasted the finger paint! And it’s okay! It’s edible, after all!

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