Food Painting Activity For Kids

March 27, 2013 4 Comments | Disclosure

Looking for a fun indoor activity?

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Try Food Painting!

Any craft that involves both paint AND snacks is kid approved at our house! This fun frugal craft requires few supplies and minimal clean up… making it mother approved as well 🙂

Food Painting Gather

Gather any foods you’d like to paint. We used marshmallows, popcorn and bread. Make your edible paint by mixing milk with food coloring. I really like the McCormick Neon Food Colors, they’re nice and bright! For a thicker paint, try mixing sweetened condensed milk with food coloring. It dried really pretty and shiny!

Food Painting Marshmallows

Let kids be creative and paint away! It’s also a great opportunity to teach kids about colors and counting too!

Food Painting Done

The best part… it’s all completely edible when you’re done!

Have fun!


  1. What a great creativity:)


  2. What a cool idea! My son in very allergic to milk, even touching it, would anything else work do you know?

    • You could try melting about a half of a stick of butter and half to one cup of sugar together. Just heat it in a saucepan on med/low until it begins to thicken into syrup. Let it cool then add your food coloring.

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