Painting with edible finger paint: MESSY PLAY ACTIVITY

September 5, 2016

Sunday is a perfect day to try out fun activities at home and when you are a Parent to a Toddler- You constantly have to search for the activities which keeps them busy.

Do you want your Kid to enjoy painting? Who does not but safety always comes first.

Having an oral sensory seeker in the house who puts everything in mouth, makes me more reluctant to try something non-edible.

Finger paints are among the easiest arts and crafts for young children. All you need is the paint and a canvas – be it a plate, paper, cookie sheet or tabletop.

I searched for some edible finger paint recipes and found this one, the simplest-


Kitchen items which can be found in every home, such as flour and corn starch can create fun time for the Kids.

edible finger paint

K is almost 2 years old and I really want to start getting him more involved in the activities to help support his development as he grows.


edible finger paint


He was so excited to begin.


edible finger paint


We also tried Potato and Lady Finger painting.


edible finger paint


Edible finger paint was fun to paint with. Moreover, without any risk of toxic elements.



SMEARING HIS FACE- thankful to Edible paints


It made our SUNDAY a FUN DAY.



Now let the kids go paint the town.

Take some pics as memories.

Do share the experiences and the clicks.

edible finger paint


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  • Mum’s The Word

    I always worry about Amelia getting sick when she eats all the paints and glues so edible paints are awesome! 🙂 #FabFridayPost

  • oh wow what a great idea, I wish I had done this when mine were smaller! My kids love art, especially my eldest she loves painting and drawing so much #mg

    • You can engage in messy play as a Famiy too..Thanks for visiting MG.

  • Messy play is so important – and with edible finger paint, tension free! love the vibrant colors you made for your kiddo!

    • Thanks dear. I was looking for blue but may be next time.

  • This looks like so much fun I don’t mind doing this myself. 😀

    • Thanks for taking time to comment Lux. Actually, we should also engage in messy play once a while.

  • Deepa

    This is such a cool idea..and agree that its completely safe to use with little ones..loved it 🙂

    • Thanks for appreciation Deepa .Could not find your website ink through disqus profile.

  • Saumy Nagayach

    Okay, I seriously had no knowledge about these edible colors! Great to see such an informative post 🙂 And must say the pictures are overloaded with cuteness 😀 🙂

    • Happy to hear this Saumy.Thanks.

  • Brilliant idea to let kids have fun without any harmful effects. I didn’t know these exists 🙂

    • Thanks Rajlaksmi. Its really safe and let Kids to indulge in the fun freely. Even I did not know about it before I become a Mother 😉

  • twinklingtina

    Hey this is on my list of to-do things with my bundle of energy

    • Great! Now, its a thing for every weekend – props change every time.

  • Pen

    Well he created some great artwork…but you do have a bit of clearing up to do. Thanks for sharing. pen x #mg

    • He had fun. See how deeply he is enjoying. Clearing it up doesn’t bother me until it makes him happy. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  • Karen Belton

    I tried edible paint with my son when he was anout 9 months old, it was hilarious. now he’s 14 months and a bit more mobile maybe I should try it again. It does look like loads of fun! like the sound of sunday funday! #mg

    • Ya, you should definitely try it now. Its a perfect age. 🙂
      Thanks for your appreciation Karen.

  • Fantastic idea, Upasna. We used to use whole wheat dough in place of playdoh and my son loved to paint with chocolate! 🙂 You are a wonderful Mother!

    • Dough must be fun to play with but I am reluctant because he like its taste and gulp it raw. Paint with chocolate..WOW a natural , tasty and edible paint. Thanks Mam.

  • Atulmaharaj

    I had no idea that something like that existed too !? So that’s informative for me. Good read.

    • He He…Even I did not before I became a Mother. I think we Adults should also engage in some Messy play – may be friendly paint-balls.

  • Shalini

    Honestly, I know many would scream their lungs out if they find their kid in such a state 🙂
    You are an amazing Mom. 🙂

    • You are right- In my childhood, I observed many Mothers yelling at their Kids(our friends) when their clothes got smeared with dirt and stains. All I want is to let him enjoy his golden days.

  • Vasantha Vivek

    Very interesting and useful post, Upasana !!!! You are an amazing mom !!!

    • Thanks Vasantha. I am honored.