Last Updated on June 29, 2021 by Sarah
Want to know how to make edible homemade paint with condensed milk?
This incredibly easy homemade paint recipe takes seconds to rustle up and makes a great outdoor or rainy day activity. And since it’s edible, it’s really fun to dip a sneaky finger or two into the paint and eat a bit too! (Limiting how much obviously, as condensed milk is sugary stuff!)
I’ve personally found my Little Lady super engages with an art activity if she helps make the materials herself. It really involves children in the whole process, giving them ownership and turning them into mini inventors and scientists. (This homemade 5 minute playdough recipe is another DIY winner in our house.)
Whilst we personally used the homemade paint with paint brushes, you could easily try it out as finger paints too, especially if you have toddlers.
And do you remember those potato prints we used to make as kids? I think this paint would work great for that too, as the paint is a nice, gloopy, thick consistency. There’s a nice potato printing tutorial here.
This homemade paint gives a off a lovely sheen and works well for kids of all ages.
The Benefits of Painting For Children
Painting, of course, also has loads of educational benefits, such as:
- promotion of creativity
- building of fine motor skills
- outlet for self expression
- development of decision making and problem solving skills
Plus, of course, it’s good old fashioned messy fun!
Here’s how to make edible homemade paint with condensed milk in about 60 seconds (or less!)
What You’ll Need To Make Edible Homemade Paint
- Tin of sweetened condensed milk
- Food colouring of choice (we used red, blue, green and yellow)
- Small bowls or containers
- Tea spoons for mixing
- Paint brushes and paper for painting
How To Make Edible Homemade Paint With Condensed Milk
Step 1 – Add 3-4 tablespoons of condensed milk to a small bowl or container.
Step 2 – Add 2-3 drops of food colouring to the condensed milk and stir well until the colour is combined with the condensed milk and looks like paint.
TIP: If you prefer to avoid the chemicals in many food dyes, you could try making your own natural food colouring with this recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking. Otherwise Wilton are a popular brand that give good results.
Step 3 – Get painting! See, I told you it was simple.
We painted outdoors when we made our homemade edible paint with condensed milk, but if we’re getting messy indoors, I swear by these wipeable table cloths.
Due to this homemade paint containing condensed milk, the paint is quite thick, so it takes longer to dry than other paints. Ours took a good day to dry out completely, so keep in mind you’ll need to leave your kids’ creative masterpieces in a safe place to dry out overnight.
Have you made edible homemade paint with condensed milk? What did you (and your kids!) think?