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 Edible Paint Recipe:
- 300 mL or 415 mL can sweetened condensed milk (10 – 14 oz.)
- food colouring
- ice cube tray
- toothpicks (optional)
- Fill an ice cube tray with condensed milk.
- Add one or two drops of food colouring in each cube.
- Use toothpicks to stir them.
- The paint is now ready to use.
- Use paintbrushes (or fingers) to paint on paper. You can use regular paper, card stock, or finger paint paper.
This edible paint recipe is included in the Sensory Play Recipes eBook. You’ll find so many easy sensory ideas inside. You can get a free sample using the form below.
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 engages the visual, tactile and gustatory (taste) sensory systems.
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 finger paint.
Other easy homemade sensory recipes you might want to check out:
Shaving Cream Painting Lavender Scented Bubbles
Clever! Love the pic of the paintbrush in his mouth. You can’t do that with most paints!
What a sweet way to paint. Maybe we can try this once my milk allergy boy is in bed for a nap.
great idea, thanks for sharing! as much as i love vietnamese iced coffee, i don’t think i can drink it every day to use up that can. who am i kidding? i could drink four of ’em a day but it wouldn’t help me lose the baby weight! ; )