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Make your own edible finger paints

 
OK a bit messy, but lots of fun! Make your own edible finger paint for the kids. It’s cheap to make and safe to use and if there’s any left over, store it in the fridge or freezer to use for another day.
Make your own edible finger paints for the kids!

OK a bit messy, but lots of fun!

These homemade edible paints are cheap to make and safe to use and if there’s any left over, store it in the fridge or freezer to use for another day.

Have a go at this easy recipe.
 

Make your own edible finger paints

 

Ingredients for your edible finger paints

 
  • 1 envelope unflavoured gelatine
 
  • ¼ cup cold water
 
  • ½ cup cornflour
 
  • 2¾ cup additional cold water
 
  • Small jars with lids for storing the paint
 
  • Food colouring in different colours
 

How to make edible finger paints


1. In a bowl, soak the gelatine in ¼ cup of cold water to soften.

2. In a saucepan, mix the cornflour and 2¾ cups of cold water to make a smooth paste with no lumps.

3. Heat the cornflour mixture over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture boils, thickens and turns clear.

4. Remove the cornflour mixture from the heat and stir in the gelatine mixture.

5. Cool and divide the mixture into several jars.
 
6. In the first jar, gradually add and stir in the food colouring until it is well blended and you have the colour you want. Repeat for each jar.

Makes approx 3 cups of edible paint.
 

Tip for your edible finger paints

 
  • As this is a food product store in the fridge for use the next day, or freeze to use in a month or so.


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