I remember letting my little one when I was painting use her baby
cereal as paint. No color added just a piece of paper and her cereal
and she "painted" just like Mommy. Then we used juices to color the
cereal. So naturally as she got older I looked for recipes for safer
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup water
Stir a small amount of water together with cornstarch, making a paste. Just like making gravy! Add the paste to the rest of the water in a pot. Over low heat stir while simmering until clear thick. Cool completely. Divide Add food coloring.
Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Red Zinger Tea
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled)
Purple Grape Juice
Spinach Leaves (boiled)
Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)
Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)
Carrot Tops (boiled)
Celery Seed (boiled)
Ground Cumin (boiled)
Ground Turmeric (boiled)
Black Walnut Shells (boiled)
Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)
Cranberries or Juice
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets
Canned Cherries with Juice
Save the water from cooking the vegetables and use in the recipe.......
Not the greatest recipe for paint but it safer. Specially for little ones that fingers are finding their mouths.
I liked this one but it does have detergent in it so it is for older kids
1 Tablespoon liquid detergent
Combine flour, water and detergent together. Stir until it become a smooth paste/ Divide and add food coloring
1/2 cup flour
Add cold water to flour until a thick cream forms. Simmer on stove for 5 minutes. Add food coloring or flavoring if desired.
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
Mix sugar and cornstarch together ina pot with a small amount of water. Stir until it makes a paste. Slowly add the rest of the water. Simmer until it looks like pudding. Cool and store in the refrigerator.