How To Make Taste-Safe Paint

Baby Safe Paint For Messy Play

Paint is a great way for children to begin mark making however our little ones also explore the world by taste testing. This taste-safe alternative it a great way for our babies and toddlers to explore the different marks they can make without worrying about them eating the paint.



Mess Scale


6 Months +

On The Day

How To Make Tate-Safe Paint

Just Grab

  • 1 cup or 120g of plain flour
  • 1 cup or 250ml of water
  • Food colouring


  • Place the flour you need onto a baking tray and spread it into one even layer. Bake the flour in the oven at 180c/350f for 5-10 minutes to kill of any bacteria then leave it to cool before moving onto the next step.
  • Pour the flour, water and a few drops of food colouring into a mixing bowl and mix.
  • Once you are happy with the consistency and colour, your taste-safe paint is ready to go.

What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Taste Safe Paint?

Cleaning Up Your Child

Use a damp flannel to clean your child first.

Cleaning Up A Small Tray

Place the tray into the sink and run the tap to make the paint runnier.

Cleaning A Large Tray

Scoop the worst of the paint into a bowl that can be placed into the sink, and make the paint runnier by adding more water. Next, wipe the tray with a dry piece of kitchen roll and an anti-bac wipe.

Cleaning The Surrounding Area

Scoop what you can back into the tray, then use a damp cloth or mop to clean the rest of the area.

Taste-Safe Paint Sensory Play Ideas

Taste-Safe Paint Activity

Taste-Safe Paint Activity

Taste-Safe Paint Activity

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