Jello pudding paint is a fun vibrant homemade paint that smells amazing and is totally taste-safe!
My grocery delivery company sent me a box of Jello lemon pudding/pie mix by mistake the other day, so I decided to make it into some taste-safe paint!
I cooked the pudding mix according to the instructions, adding water, egg yolks and sugar (although I used xylitol instead of sugar, just in case the kids actually ate it!). Then I divided it up and added 3-4 drops of food colouring to each. As the base colour was lemon yellow, colours like pink and blue were hard to achieve, but it didn’t really matter because the colours of the pudding paint were so vibrant.
When we next hosted a crafty playdate with friends we tried out the paint. It needed a little water on the brush to get going, and was fairly pale compared to other paints. But the paints had a lovely fresh lemony smell! The paint consistency was fairly similar to the homemade edible paint we tried a while ago.
The paint took several hours to dry but still retained some of that scent.
This is a great paint for very young children to use for finger painting, although you wouldn’t want them to consume TOO much of it! Older children may be dissatisfied with the paler colours if they are used to brighter ones.