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Homemade Paint for Babies and Toddles


When it comes to let babies and toddlers use their imagination, painting activities are really the best! However, it’s true not all kinds of stuff are cheap and safe for the little ones.

So, I’m really a fan of homemade great and edible solutions like homemade paints. You can simple googling it and you’ll find lots of recipes you can use. I found this one a good tip.

– 2 cups of plain flour or corn flour
– 1 cup of cold water
– 4 cups of boiling water
– Liquid food colouring of your choice

Mix the flour with the cold water and stir together. Pour in the boiling water, cup by cup, and stir between each cup. You can add more water or flour to achieve the desired consistency. Separate it into small containers like iogurt cups or jam jars. Add colouring.

And all you need now is to have a nice and fun family activity!


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3 thoughts on “Homemade Paint for Babies and Toddles

  1. petit4chocolatier on said:

    Rute, this is wonderful! When my children were small I always tried to come up with edible and creative items for them to do with their little fingers. I love the idea of placing the ingredients in small yogurt cups!

  2. Pingback: Homemade Glue for Babies and Toddlers « Desperate Housekeeping for busy mums and dads

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