Toddler Paint

I was searching the internet for a way to make a safe paint for our twins to use.  For the most part they’re over the everything in the mouth phase, but from time to time they think they should give things a try.  I came across various methods and ways of making my own paint.  This was the easiest I found, it’s literally two ingredients.


  • Edible aloe
  • Food coloring


Aloe paint

Add about 1/4 cup of the aloe to a container and 2-3 drops of food coloring.

Mix well, and let your little ones paint away.  See, it’s simple.

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The aloe dries like water color.  Your little ones fingers/hands may stain it’ll come off during their bath time.  Make sure you do not scrub their hands to get it off it could irritate their skin. The first time painting our girls didn’t eat it, the second time around one of them found it tasted better than in painted.

I purchased this large bottle of aloe on Amazon for less than $11.00.