How to Make Easy Taste-Safe Finger Paint

While painting, children practice fine motor skills, color recognition, and self-expression.
Around six months of age, infants will often show an interest in creative activities. Since very young children primarily explore with their mouths, it is extremely important to provide opportunities for learning with supplies that are safe if explored in this manner. Making a taste-safe finger paint provides even the youngest artist the opportunity for creative expression.
Follow the instructions on this printable recipe to make a Taste-Safe Finger Paint your child will enjoy painting with today!


Easy DIY Taste-Safe Finger Paint


  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Gel food coloring 


  • Divide the sweetened condensed milk into several small bowls (one bowl per color) 
  • Add the food coloring to each bowl and stir to mix.  Add more color as needed to obtain the desired color. 
  • Use with fingers or paintbrushes

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