As I mentioned in my Thandai recipe post, the festival of Holi is approaching and I wanted to make Little Mirchi’s first Holi especially memorable. I knew that we couldn’t play with traditional powdered color as everything is going in her mouth of late. When I looked up finger paints for children, all the caution labels read not for children under 4. I finally decided on making our own paint at home so I knew exactly what it was made of and there would be no issues if she did decide to give it a taste.
The below is the super easy and quick method of making homemade baby safe edible paint.
Mix dry ingredients together & add water.
If I knew it would be this easy, I would have made it a while back. The cleanup was quick and simple as I set up her “canvas” on a disposable white plastic tablecloth. Once she (we) were done playing, I just tossed the tablecloth. We also decided to make a family art piece – to remember her first Holi and her first time playing with “paint”!
Mix flour and corn starch. Slowly add water and wisk to ensure mixture does not lump. Once smooth, separate into bowls and mix in 2-3 drops of food coloring to reach desired color.
Click here to see how we used these homemade paints during Little Mirchi’s first Holi Celebration!