Kids Craft: How To Make Edible Pudding Paint

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Outdoor parties are a great way to keep the kiddos entertained during these summer months, but it can be hard to find something to keep each kid occupied during those parties. I have found that not every child wants to play in the water, not every child wants to run around playing with the beach ball, and not every child wants to sit down and eat snacks. So it can be very important to have many activities available at once for multiple personalities and age groups.

One of my favorite and go-to crafts for the summer is Pudding Paint. These are great for outdoors, as long as you have a bit of shade so the pudding doesn't paint too quickly. And for this paint, there’s no need for brushes or paper. Just let them use their hands and either the white vinyl fence or the cement sidewalk.

How to Make Edible Pudding Paint


  • Vanilla pudding
  • Food coloring


Prepare your vanilla pudding according to the directions on the package. Then just divide the pudding into bowls and color it with food coloring.

When you will have multiple kiddos joining the fun, I like to use small baby food jars to pass out. That way each child gets their own “paint” and you can easily divvy it up and keep it fair. Some kids will like to paint with it, others may just eat it. But however they choose to use it, they are bound to have a blast with it!

Just a quick tip: don’t let the paint sit for too long on the fence or your child. Since you colored it with food coloring, there’s a possibility that the color may linger a while if it dries (depending on the amount of food coloring you use). But you are outside, so just spray it down with a hose. Yes, I mean both the fence AND the kids!

What are some of your favorite activities to occupy the kiddos at summer parties?

Vanessa is the Play At Home Mommy behind the blog MommyNess Adventures. She is a busy mom to a 3-year-old Little Man, and a 2-year-old Crazy Hair Princess. She shares a fun weekly series called Modest Mommy Monday about being functional, cute, and modest as a Mom. She also enjoys to share all the little things in life, as well as let others share their favorite ideas, stories, and questions for the MommyNess Community to support. Oh, and Facebook is her second brain, where she might have verbal explosions of random thoughts to share with all. Follow along on facebook to participate in the fun!

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