I love when my kids want to be creative and crafty. Often I bring out supplies and encourage their imaginations. The other day we made sock puppets — so much fun! I also like to try different crafty projects in hopes of sparking something new in them.
If you’ve visited here before, you know my love for play dough, especially the edible kind. I love edible craft products. You don’t have to worry about younger kids tasting something.
Today, I’ve got a fun recipe for edible paint! It’s made with sweetened condensed milk. For the paints, I used a jumbo muffin tin with 6 spots. I created 5 paints and added water to the sixth tin.
To make five paints, you need just 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk. For the colors, I used a variety of Kool-Aid (not the ones with sugar) as well as Duncan Hines Frosting Creation packages.
Divide the milk into the five tins evenly. Here’s what I mixed to get the colors:
- Blue: 2/3 package of Duncan Hines Flavor Creation – Cotton Candy
- Pink: 1/2 package of Duncan Hines Flavor Creation – Bubble Gum
- Red: 2/3 package of Kool-Aid cherry flavor
- Orange: 1 package of Duncan Hines Flavor Creation – Orange Creme
- Purple: 1/3 package of Duncan Hines Flavor Creation – Cotton Candy + 1/3 package of Kool-Aid cherry flavor
One thing to note is that when mixing the Kool-Aid with the sweetened condensed milk, it turns into a thick goop. When adding the Flavor Creations, the milk remained in a slightly thick liquid form. Both purple and red had Kool-Aid in them, so I added a teaspoon of water at a time until I got a good consistency for paint.
Both my 4 yr old and 10 yr old had a blast with the paint. The novelty of tasting it wore off quickly, but painting kept their attention for a long time.
This is my preschooler loving her Jackson Pollack method of painting. In this one, she’s creating a very spooky house with polka dots.
Have you ever made edible paint or play dough? I’d love to know how it turned out!