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Edible Art Supplies

Edible Art Supplies
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Have fun in the kitchen with these edible art supplies. Perfect for little ones who are in the habit of “taste testing” everything.


Submitted by: Kim Swanger

Make a modeling clay that’s good enough to eat!


  • 10 ounces chocolate, almond bark or candy discs
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup


Slowly melt candy and stir until smooth.

Add syrup and blend thoroughly.

Pour onto waxed paper and spread with fingers until about 1/2 inch thick.

Cover loosely with waxed paper and permit to stiffen for a few hours.

Children can play with this “clay” making worms or letters or flowers or whatever they choose.

We make flower petals by rolling out little balls and flattening them, then pinch the petals together to make flowers.


Submitted by: Laurie Oughton

Here is a great recipe that my students love to finger paint with. They can even taste test their creations.


  • finger painting paper
  • corn syrup (thick)
  • food coloring


Put a good size blob of syrup on each student’s paper.

Add a drop or two of food coloring onto their syrup.

Let the kids dig in.

Let the painting dry for a day or so.

Themed Art Idea: If you’re studying a specific topic (sea life, insects, etc), have students or you draw a basic shape first. Then outline it in a thick black marker. After they are done painting, let it dry for a day or so and cut it out.


Submitted by: Sarah Dugger

With this recipe, it’s okay if the kids eat the art supplies!


  • Equal amounts of creamy peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter) and marshmallow creme.
  • Wax Paper; Bowls and spoons or butter knives.
  • Optional: Graham Cracker Crumbs.


Allow kids to feel a small amount of the peanut butter and marshmallow creme individually.

Mix the two together. (Notice the texture change).

Use clean hands to shape into whatever shapes desired. (Cover surface with waxed paper first).

Roll in graham cracker crumbs if desired.


 PEANUT BUTTER (or sunflower seed butter) PLAY DOUGH RECIPE

Submitted by: Laura Mixon and Eliza VanSantvoord [Laura is a a student from Valdosta Georgia. Eliza is a student from Bangor, Maine.]

How to make edible peanut butter play dough.

Recipe #1 Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup honey

Recipe #1 Directions:

Students help teacher measure and mix the ingredients. When finished, the students can make shapes and play with their creations. And, if they eat their materials — no problem!

Recipe #2 Ingredients:

  • Corn Starch
  • Peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter)

Recipe #2 Directions:

Just add equal parts of cornstarch and peanut butter together.

Let kids play and eat!


Submitted by: Kim Swanger

Make a paint that’s good enough to eat! With this recipe, it’s okay if the kids eat their art supplies!


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • several drops food coloring


Mix ingredients together.

Get out the brushes and paper.

Have fun!

This “paint” will be light in color and have a somewhat glossy finish when dry.


Submitted by: Ashley P.

Use whipped cream to make an edible paint for your kids.


  • electric mixer
  • 1 cup whipped cream (the whip-your-own kind that comes in a carton)
  • food coloring

Put 1 cup of whipped cream in a mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer.

Add food coloring until you have the desired color.

Paint on paper (finger painting paper, wax paper, etc.) and have fun!


Submitted by: Cathy Blacksmith

Little ones will love painting with pudding.


  • Prepared vanilla pudding
  • Food coloring
  • Muffin tin (or other container)


Put a good sized spoonful of pudding into each muffin tin.

Add one or two drops of food coloring to each tin.

Mix well.

Create with pudding paint using paintbrushes or fingers.


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