Baby safe Homemade paint

If your little one loves tactile play but has a tendency to put everything in their mouth, then homemade paints are easier to make than you may think.  For this recipe you will need:


  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup water
  • Food clouring

Simply blend half a cup of flour with half a cup of salt and then add the water. Split the mixture into different bowls and add a few drops of liquid food colouring. Stir the mixture well and you are ready to go.

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It’s important to note that the paint is great for allowing little ones to safely explore the sensation and activity of painting but it doesn’t make a masterpiece. When I made the paints (a couple of years back) I didn’t have enough plain flour so I mixed in cornflour and the ‘paint’ ended up a bit watery. It didn’t really matter as the boys thoroughly enjoyed using them and I didn’t need to worry about them eating the paint for once.


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