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. 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. Sounds like a fun idea, but isn’t food coloring bad to ingest? Is there any natural alternatives to make these milk paints?

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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:)

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