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Food Painting with Living Locurto

Posted by  ·  June 21, 2010  ·  Last Updated: May 23, 2016

Have kids who love to paint and eat snacks? Then they will love this fun indoor activity!


Grab some marshmallows or popcorn, then make edible paint by mixing milk and food coloring together. For a thicker paint, try sweet evaporated milk.


After painting, sit out to dry for a pretty snack!


Pull out the food coloring and try it!

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  1. janet
    Saturday, February 8th, 2014
    My kids have done this for years but they use a thin icing of milk, confectioners sugar and food coloring and paint Graham crackers and vanilla wafers. I'll have to try the popcorn.
  2. Ginny
    Friday, February 7th, 2014
    Sounds like a fun idea, but isn't food coloring bad to ingest? Is there any natural alternatives to make these milk paints?
  3. lu
    Saturday, August 24th, 2013
    you can also put marshmallows on a plate in the microwave and see them grow!!!
  4. amy
    Thursday, June 20th, 2013
    also fun to get premade sugar cookies or do roll of sugar cookies from the store and paint or make individual fruit pizzas with a little cream cheese and asst fruits,
    good summer project
  5. susan
    Monday, June 10th, 2013
    Great ... let's teach little kids to eat things that look like paint.
  6. Kristi Evans
    Monday, June 10th, 2013
    WOW!!! What a fun idea! We painted our lunch today! Penne pasta with milk and food coloring! My 3 year old was so excited! The penne was perfect because the lines gave the paint a pattern. Next I think we will try it with Bow Ties (Farfalle) So fun and So easy. I used small metal condiment bowls - (think ketchup for French fries size - I think I got them at Walmart) I made 3 - red, blue and green and placed them in a pasta bowl with the pasta - worked great, no spills :)
  7. JazzyMustache
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    I'm sorry I didn't see it bahahaha I'm so silly!!!
  8. JazzyMustache
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    How exactly make the paint???
  9. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    OMG!I'm a 8 year old and for my early ninth birthday my mom is serving popcorn. It's going to be under the sea themed so now I now how to make blue popcorn! Thank you!
  10. Girl
    Thursday, January 17th, 2013
    What a great way to have fun with your food kids or anybody will love it and make rainbow popcorn is awesome my little princess loves to paint never in a million years I could of thought of this! I will try white chocolate with food coloring to dip:)
  11. Laura
    Monday, April 2nd, 2012
    The grandson and I did this tonight and it kept him busy for a good hour! Thanks so much for the great idea!
  12. Sunday, March 18th, 2012
    Fabulous idea! I'm going to try this with the students I work with!
  13. Kierie
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    My neice is allergic to milk
    is it possible to use Coconut milk?
  14. Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
    This is so fun!!! We do fun things like this over at our blog! I run a in home daycare and love doing fun crafts and making food with the kiddos, so this is perfect! I would love for you to stop by and link up at our Naturally-Nifty Party!

  15. Heather Kilpatrick
    Saturday, June 4th, 2011
    Our favorite way to "paint" food is painting cookies. We mix egg yolk with a few drops of food color, then cut out sugar cookies (slightly thicker than usual if the kids are young, little folks tend to stab their cookies with the brushes). We put the cut out cookie dough on a parchment lined sheet and start painting.

    When the cookies bake, the paint will crackle and darken some, and it is always fun and fabulous.
  16. Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
    way fun! i've included this link in my weekly roundup of inspiration, blogged here:
    thanks for sharing!
  17. Monday, June 28th, 2010
    This was so much fun. I tried it today with my little girl and posted about it here: http://www.skooksplayground.com/2010/06/paint-your-food-and-eat-it-too.html
  18. Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
    Oh my gosh, so fun! I'll have to get my 5 yr old sister to do this with me so I don't look like a weirdo doing it alone ;)
  19. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    What a fabulous and fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!
  20. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    How fun is this? What a great idea! I've gotta try this one :)
  21. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    love love this idea!!!!!
  22. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    Great job... thats super fun!
  23. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    Fabulous idea. We'll definitely be trying this one.
  24. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    Really cute idea!
  25. Monday, June 21st, 2010
    What a great idea to use marshmallows and popcorn. I've had the kids paint toast with colored milk. It works great but I think they would enjoy eating the marshmallows and popcorn more!