This weekend, we made edible fingerpaint on a cloudy Saturday morning. Rowan has a lovely habit of eating his crayons (and dirt and rocks!), so making a safe, ingestible fingerpaint sounded like a good project for us. I have experimented with making play dough before which worked out really well. Rowan still plays with the same batch from months ago, and when he eats it, I don't have to go into a tailspin.
Here is the recipe I found on Momtastic (great website btw). It was a lot of fun and very messy. I guess that means we were doing it right.
1/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of water
In saucepan, on low/medium heat, warm up flour, sugar, salt and water. Wisk until mixture thickens and is a smooth consistency.
Divide mixture evenly into 4 small cups. Stir in a few drops of food coloring in each cup and mix until desired color is reached. I found adding more food coloring and making the colors darker made for a better paint on paper.