How to Make Baby-safe Paint with just 3 ingredients

This recipe for baby-safe paint is extremely easy, and it is a great way to let your baby get in touch with the wonderful world of colors.

By three months of age, experts say most babies are able to see colour, with a preference for bright primary colours for brain stimulation.

For this baby-safe paint, all you need is 1 cup of flour, 1,5 cups of warm water, and water-soluble food coloring.

Sift the flour into the water to prevent lumps and mix with a whisk. Now add some drops of food coloring. The more food coloring, the more intense the colors will be. Depending on the consistency you want the paint to have, you can add more water or more flour.

Then pour it into different containers. I used empty baby food glasses.

Now it’s ready to be played with!

We tried playing with it in the empty bathtub one time. It was fun for like 2 minutes, but then my boy slipped and got it all in his hair, and that wasn’t easy to get out. Not so much fun. So after that, we only used the high chair. This works wonderfully. This paint can also be used to create actual artwork on paper for a more lasting result.

The paint can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for a short time (a week tops), but it’s probably better to make just enough for one session each time.

As this recipe doesn’t require salt, like many other homemade paint recipes, it is suitable for babies.

Best clean up with warm water directly after your art session since it gets a bit harder to clean once dried up. I hope you have fun with it!

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