Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Make your own (edible) paint

Here's a really easy way to make paint for you child, without having to worry about them eating it!

1. Take a few tablespoons of powdered milk.
2. Add in a small amount of water and mix. You're looking for a consistency somewhat like paint, so keep it on the thick side. Add more water or milk as needed.
3. Transfer it into individual paint containers.
4. Put a few drops of different coloured food grade food colouring into each container and mix it in. If you don't want to use this type of colouring then you would need to explore using natural colouring from foods such as beetroot, boiled egg shells etc.

Joshua loves to paint in the bath, he also enjoys eating it as well which is fine by me. Once he finishes with it he dumps the whole lot into the bath and he ends up with lovely, soft skin when he finally climbs out (milk is a natural skin softener - didn't Cleopatra have milk baths?)

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