Showing posts with label edible craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label edible craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label edible craft. Show all posts
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How to make your own DIY Edible Face paint Ideas & Recipes & Build Self-Esteem: The Thing About Monsters is

How to make edible face paint and recipes for Toddlers and Kids of all Ages

Remember, You Can do it with Creative Play and a Can-do Attitude. Recently, we did a post about Monster Trouble (Our first KCC Kids Video) check out the fun here. SCROLL DOWN to see DIY Face Paint Recipes for face paint/makeup, lip gloss, sensory play and Witchy Me.

Monster Trouble?
Face Paint for Kids
Face Paint Kit by Alex Toys.

In the video in the post, a sneaky monster is made with items from our costume trunk/creative play stash and Alex Toys Face Paint Studio. Not once, have we posted pictures or recipes of our homemade and edible face paints. During our creative play and messy classes playing with face paint has been a staple. So, read on to discover many ways to create self-esteem, a fun day of creative play, how to make less of a mess, and enjoy the little time you have with your littles and not so little ones.

How to make edible face paint and recipes.
Sneaky Monster peeks out of the brush.

DIY Face Paint Recipe and Monster Face
I see you and your Monster Face paint.
It's hard to see, but he was modeled after the Connect a giant Monster kits above from Alex Toys. The Monster has a purple and green nose and red and orange eyes. This is a great kit for your older kids. Give them a mirror and a book of silly face ideas and let them go wild! Creative Play is a great self-esteem builder. Let them try out different faces, remove the paint with a little water or vaseline on a cotton ball, and be sure to tell them how great it looks. No buts or maybe ifs allowed.

Homemade face paint.
What's that you say? You don't want to have to clean up the mess? Put them in an empty tub the mess will clean itself, but make sure your little Max Factor helps. They might complain, but cleaning up after themselves teaches responsibility and independence. I can do it! Yes, you might have to tidy up- just don't complain about it.  You don't want your child thinking they can't do anything. If they can't even clean up after themselves they'll stop trying! So, count to 10, take a deep breath, and then say, I love how you are learning to clean up after yourself; it makes me so proud!

Do you want to be remembered as the Mom with the spotless house or the Mom who was so fun and positive? Your choice, you decide.

how to make your own face paint recipe
Crazy Blue Face Paint Fairy.

How to Make your own Face Paint (Recipe):

Cold cream, Food coloring, Cornstarch, Egg Carton.

Start with 1 C. of cold cream (Noxzema type)
Slowly mix in 1/2 to 1 C. cornstarch until it is a smooth, creamy consistency.

Divide into an egg carton or muffin tin.
Add 1-2 drops of food coloring. Experiment with more or less and color combinations.

Use cotton balls or paint brushes to paint a masterpiece on your face.

Most colors will wear off quickly or wipe off easily with water due to the cold cream. Sometimes, yellow requires a little petroleum jelly to remove all the residue. 

With experimentation you can get professional results with these ingredients. It does dry and get crackly. Some kids don't like this sensation others think it's cool.

Homemade Face paint and makeup recipes for Toddlers and Preschool.
Homemade Face paint and makeup recipes.

Make your own Edible Face Paint for Preschoolers and Toddlers:

Caregivers, do you need 20 minutes of me time? This is AMAZING. If you don't want to leave the little alone in the bathroom spread an old, white sheet or vinyl tablecloth on the floor. Cornstarch, food coloring or colored drink mix, water, white flour, big spoons, and mixing bowls.

Start with 1/4 C. of flour
Mix in 1/2 C. of cornstarch or powdered sugar (think icing)
1/2 to 1 C. Cool Whip (Readiwhip doesn't work.)
Sift with fingers to mix and enjoy the sensory aspects.
Slowly add 1/4 to 1/2 C. water stir with spatula
Water and cornstarch make an interesting science experiment so make sure to add the flour and Cool Whip first. Mix to a creamy icing consistency ~ Spreadable.
Divide into egg carton and add food coloring or Drink Mix powder (Kool-Aid) works best.

The little will have a blast studying their face and admiring their handiwork  Let them remove their shirt and paint tattoos on their belly or  bugs on their hands. This is a fun way to teach babies eyes, nose, mouth, etc.

The ingredient measurements are guidelines. Warm water vs. cold, warm house vs. cool all of these can affect the makeup- experimentation is key.

Mixing paint is great for fine motor skills and sensory learning.
Mixing paint is great for fine motor skills and sensory learning.

Kid’s Yummy Lipstick Recipe:

Petroleum jelly, honey, maple syrup, or non-imitation vanilla, unsweetened drink powder for color and flavor.

Put Petroleum jelly into microwave safe dish

Microwave the petroleum jelly for 30 seconds to one minute until 

warm, remove and stir.

Add Kool Aid and Honey

Mix well
Spoon into gift containers, refrigerate.

Changing Hair Color:

Experiment with Conditioner or Petroleum Jelly and unsweetened drink powder, & Baby Powder. Spray Aqua Net to set the color. May take several washings to wash out. We found a YouTube Video here.

Happy Halloween and Haunting  or Go break a leg!

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Painting with Gourds and Mini-Pumpkins Craft = Happy Accident

Paint with pumpkins and gourds: A fun, Fall Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

This is a happy accident! We used our pumpkins and gourds as stampers and rollers. We painted them in different colors and then pressed and rolled them onto paper. The kid's had a blast! When we were ready to clean up, I noticed the paint had dried onto the squash. It was so beautiful that I tossed them in a basket and called them a Thanksgiving Centerpiece! You might also like this Acorn Squash Recipe.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece with painted gourds and pumpkins
Painted Mini-pumpkins and Gourds centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

Look at these lovely squash.

The kids painted with pumpkins and gourds resulting in a beautiful bi-product.

Paint with pumpkins and gourds: A fun, Fall Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
Rolling Pumpkin Art with edible paint.

Grab some paint or make your own with cornstarch, food coloring, and water.

Roll or press the squash in the paint.
Roll it across the paper or use it like a rubber stamp.


Beautiful works of contemporary art, frame worthy.

Make your own beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece basket.

Happy accident?  A  lovely centerpiece basket full of colorful fall vegetables.

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Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Artsy Kids

Toddler Valentine Craft: How to Make Milk Paint

Give your little ones a happy start with this He'ART toast, the perfect edible Valentine Recipe for toddlers and kids in a highchair. Make syrup and milk paint heart toast. Artsy kids love it! The recipe for how to make milk paint is below. Enjoy!

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Valentine Recipe for toddler kids in a highchair How to make Milk Paint Craft Edible Art
Paint a heart on toast for Valentine's Day.

So easy, even a baby can paint some in a high chair (perfect toddler activity). It's all edible! Wear an apron or bib to protect your clothes from food the coloring! 

To Make Milk Paint Recipe:

2 Tbsp. of Milk per color
Food Coloring
Light Karo Syrup
Paint Brushes

Get creative make chocolate paint, strawberry syrup paint, Nutella paint, the possibilities are endless. Check out the video at the end of this post for amazing art with toast. How to make edible paint.

Valentine Edible Art Milk Paint Recipe for preschoolers.
Valentine Edible Art Milk Paint Recipe for preschoolers and toddlers.
Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Arty Kids
Edible Art: Make Syrup and Milk Paint Heart Toast Valentine Recipe for Arty Kids.

Mix the "Paint". Add 1-2 drops of food coloring and a splash of syrup. The syrup gives it flavor and adds a nice shine when toasted. Mix well. Let your little ones paint to their heart's desire.

Milk Paint Edible Recipe

Set your toaster to the lightest setting and insert toast. If it comes out soggy just toast it again. Congrats! You've just made beautiful, edible art. Make some on Valentine's Day to show them how much you care or leave a special message for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Mayhem, age 2.
Milk Paint Toddler Activity for Highchair

Jake's, age 4.
How to make milk paint.
How to make milk paint.

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Toddler Valentine Craft: How to Make Milk Paint

A night by the light of the Moon Theme Lesson Plan and Snack Recipe: Goodnight Moon

Moon Theme Lesson Plan for Goodnight Moon

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Make this moon theme snack for your homeschool moon or outer space lessons and read books about the Moon. We started our enchanted evening by watching, "Diego's Moonlight Rescue," a Nickelodeon DVD. I bet you can find Moonlight Rescue on Netflix now. The kids loved this one. Enjoy!

Moon theme lesson plans and ideas are at the bottom of this post.

Good Night Moon Story with companion projects about the Moon
Diego's Moonlight Rescue: A good companion movie for a lesson about the moon.

The moon is referred to as "Luna" in our house. Mayhem constantly checks for "her" behind the clouds and when it starts to get dark. She says, "Luna is my friend." We watched this cartoon about the moon every night for a month!

Yummy MOON RECIPE: Crescent Moons for Breakfast, Dinner, or Dessert

Dinner Crescent Moons.

Breakfast or Dessert Crescent Moons.

How to Make Crescent Roll Moons Recipe

Dinner:  Butter Spray, Parmesan Cheese, Crescent Rolls, Garlic Butter.

Dessert:  Butter Spray, Sugar, Cinnamon, Crescent Rolls.

We bought our crescent rolls at ALDI for super cheap. I always save the leftover condiments, so we have garlic butter from Papa John's for the recipe and to dip too!

how to make cinnamon rolls from crescent rolls

  • Spray your pan- even if its a non-stick one 
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees 
  • Open the can and roll out the individual triangles.
  • Spread Garlic Butter on the triangle
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese 
  • Roll your triangle starting at the base 
  • Tell the kids to Bend it to a MOON shape
  • Lightly spray and sprinkle more cheese on top
  • Place in oven for 11 - 13 minutes or until golden 

These are great with Pasta!

Crescent Roll Moons.

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown story with companion projects about the Moon
GoodNight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

It's the best bedtime story...

(Goodnight Moon - Ooh, they're so cute, time flies...)

How to Make Crescent Roll Moons DESSERT Recipe

  • Follow the steps above, omitting the garlic butter 
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon inside your triangle before rolling
  • Dust the top of the roll with cinnamon
  • Remove from the oven
  • Spread with butter
  • Sprinkle a little sugar on top to make your moon glow

These are an awesome bedtime snack with milk. We like to dip ours in jelly. 

GoodNight Bears, GoodNight Chairs, GoodNight Blogger's Everywhere...

Recommended Reading:

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon

Healthy Zucchini Snacks Mayflower Ship Craft for Thanksgiving

Easy Edible Mayflower Craft for Kids

An Edible Mayflower Boat Ship makes it easy to Play with your Food and Eat your Vegetables, because it is edible art! If you want something sweeter, scroll down for the doughnut Mayflower Ship. Either way, the kids will have making eatable Thanksgiving crafts that are pefect for a party celebration. Enjoy!

Easy Edible Mayflower Boat Craft for Kids
Easy Edible Mayflower Boat Craft for Kids.

1. We found this cute Edible Mayflower Boat Craft at Art is Helping the Children.

Healthy Zucchini Snacks Edible Mayflower Ship for Thanksgiving
Mayflower ship you can eat from Art is Helping the Children.

Looking for a new way to get your kids to eat vegetables? Try this!  It's pretty self explanatory, we took cucumbers, zucchini, and squash and cut them in half lengthwise. Then, I tried to collect healthy edibles: cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, sliced squash, pretzels, and mini-dip breadsticks. Cheeseballs worked great too- just not healthy! The kids loved using the colored toothpicks to connect pieces for the "sail".  It's like healthy legos!

When done constructing, set out plates of dip, and let everyone deconstruct, dip, and eat. Everyone ate their veggies. They even tried the yellow squash! Food is more fun when you get to play with it. 

3. For an unhealthier version, try this Doughnut Mayflower from It is super easy with only a pretzel and a doughnut required. That sounds yummy!

Doughnut Sailboat for Thanksgiving.
Doughnut Sailboat for Thanksgiving.

We read these books: "The Littlest Pilgrim" and "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims".  A book about the Mayflower for kids is available but very wordy, "If You Sailed On The Mayflower " by Ann McGovern. You might also like, "On The Mayflower" by Kate Waters for school-age kids.

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Monkey Treats: Healthy Crunchy Granola Banana and Chocolate Chips on a Stick Recipe

Monkeys' love them! How to make a healthy banana snack for kids.

We found this fun Monkey Treat or Banana on a stick recipe in an old, kid's cookbook from the 1970's, but they used Mayo as the glue and other yucky stuff. We prefer vanilla yogurt and granola for a healthy snack for kids.

Monkey Treats:  Healthy Crunchy Granola Banana and Chocolate Chips on a Stick Recipe
Cool Summer Healthy Treat:  
Frozen Banana, Chocolate Chip, and Granola on a stick. 

Healthy Banana snack for kids with chocolate chips and coconut and fun monkey stories.
Healthy banana on a stick recipe.

To Make this Banana Snack you will need:

bananas, vanilla yogurt or vanilla pudding, 1/4 c. chopped peanuts or 1/4 chocolate pieces or 1/4 crushed graham crackers, spoon, and wooden popsicle sticks. Makes 2.

Healthy Banana Snack for Kids Recipe
Bananas make a healthy snack for toddlers.

Peel a banana and cut it in half.  Put a wooden stick in each banana half. With your spoon, spread yogurt or pudding lightly on banana. Roll the banana in a plate of chopped peanuts, chocolate pieces, graham cracker crumbs or all three for extra 'Yum'!  

Easy Toddler and Preschool Snack Kids can make with Bananas
Roll banana in chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

Make sure you read some silly monkey books afterward.

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