We had so much fun with this condensed milk painting. The edible paint produces beautiful glossy art. Your kids will love the end results and the process to get there!Condensed milk paint was something I stumbled upon. A week or so ago, I opened up a can of condensed milk for a recipe only to discover that the recipe actually called for evaporated milk!
This left me with an opened can of condensed milk sitting in my fridge. I was going to just throw it out until I came across an idea to do condensed milk painting!
Making this edible paint is so easy.
Condensed Milk Paint Recipe:
- 300 mL can sweetened condensed milk (10 oz.)
- food colouring
- ice cube tray
- toothpicks (optional)
Fill an ice cube tray with condensed milk and colour with food colouring. You only need one or two drops of food colouring in each cube. Use toothpicks to stir them. Use paintbrushes (or fingers) to paint on paper. You can use regular paper, card stock, or fingerpaint paper.
This edible paint recipe is included in the Sensory Play Recipes eBook. You’ll find so many easy sensory ideas inside. My kids really enjoyed using this paint to create pictures. The pictures turned out so well. The paint gave a shiny, glossy finish. The kids were really pleased with the cool effect of that.
Even after the paint dries, it maintains its shiny look.
Each of the kids wanted to try tasting the paint. Snuggle Puppy ate almost as much as he painted with! Condensed milk painting is a simple sensory activity. It creates a visual, tactile and gustatory (taste) sensory experience.
I love suggesting this activity to other moms because most people already have the ingredients needed in their kitchens. This makes it an easy last minute or rainy day activity.
Because it is taste safe, condensed milk paint is also great for toddlers and even babies to play with. It can also be used as fingerpaint.
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