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Painting with Edible Marshmallow Paint Recipe for Kids

Here is a really fun, unique edible paint recipe that will become a favorite at your house. Not only is this marshmallow paint completely edible, but it has a great texture and sheen for your kids projects too. Whether you choose to use it as edible cookie paint or to paint a picture, this edible paint for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! Try this painting with marshmallows activity with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first graders, and up!

Here is a really fun, unique edible paint recipe that will become a favorite at your house. Not only is this marshmallow paint completely edible, but it has a great texture and sheen for your kids projects too. Whether you choose to use it as edible cookie paint or to paint a picture, this edible paint for kids is quick, easy, and FUN! Try this painting with marshmallows activity with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first graders, and up!

Marshmallow Paint

Whether you are worried about your child tasting traditional paint or just looking to mix things up, this marshmallow paint is sure to hit the spot! This edible paint is quick and easy to make with a few common ingredients you already have in your kitchen. We will show you how to make edible paint step-by-step and then you are ready to use this edible food paint on cookies or to draw a pretty picture. Kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students will  love this outrageously fun idea of painting with marshmallows!

All you need to make this simple, edible paint recipe are a few things from your pantry: mini marshmallows water corn syrup. food coloring cookies to decorate or paper (we use thicker paper for this project)

Edible Paint

All you need to make this simple, edible paint recipe are a few things from your pantry:

  • mini¬†marshmallows
  • water
  • corn syrup.
  • food coloring
  • cookies to decorate or paper (we use thicker paper for this project)

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How to make edible paint

Start by putting  1 cup of mini marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds. This in and of itself will amaze your little artists! Now Add 1/4 cup of water to the bowl and stir.

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Edible paint for kids

Put the mixture in the microwave again for 30 more seconds. Now add 3 tablespoons of light corn syrup to the mixture and stir well.

edible paint for toddlers

Edible paint recipe

Finally, microwave it again for 30 seconds. Stir it together until every bit of the marshmallows are melted and mixed well with the corn syrup. Let it cool just a little bit  and then separate it into different containers

edible paint recipe

Edible cookie paint

Add food coloring to make whatever colors you like. This is also a great time to teach kids about mixing colors. If you add red and yellow you will get orange. Mix red and blue to get purple, etc.!

edible cookie paint

Edible food paint

I used craft popsicle sticks to stir up our paint colors. Let the marshmallow paint cool for a minute or so before handing them off to you kids. Hot paint can burn little hands! Luckily, it cools quickly.

edible paint for kids

Painting with marshmallows

Paint on paper or on cookies! It leaves a nice glossy finis and is thick enough to not drop all over like some other edible paints we have tried before.

marshmallow activities

Marshmallow activities

This paint is totally edible so it is safe to eat.

Marshmallow crafts

Marshmallow crafts

If you use it on paper, it will dry with the texture of puffy paint.

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

Quick and EASY edible marshmallow paint recipe for kids! Try this cookie paint for fabulous sheen and a FUN kids activities!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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