Homemade Gluten Free Edible Paint
We have been Gluten Free for over 3 years and I understand the challenges that can come with making dietary transitions such as this (not to mention the financial implications that come with it) I remember my jaw almost dropping when I saw the price of Gluten Free Paints at a Natural Parenting Store. I decided to try out a few of my own versions to see what we could come up with as a cost effective, eco-friendly alternative. Here’s our Gluten Free Edible Paint Recipe we’ve been using for quite some time. The consistency is similar to that of water paint, which I L-O-V-E because it gives children the chance to really explore with different textures and painting mediums.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
~ 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
~ 1/2 Cup Potato Starch (corn starch can work as well – I would suggest only using Organic/Non-GMO corn starch)
~ 2 Cups of Water
~ 1-2 Beets, Tumeric Powder, Spirulina Powder and Blueberries (For colouring)
~Whisk Sugar, Potato Starch and water in a pot until it’s free of any lumps. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to whisk while it thickens. Simmer on low for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool before adding colours and portioning into Mason Jars.
~ For colouring your paint you have a couple of options. I personally like using natural pigments you can find at home, such as beet juice, tumeric powder, spirulina powder and blueberry juice – but you can also use food colouring of your choice. I will use my juicer to make beet and blueberry juice.
~ Whisk your colour of choice with the gluten free paint mixture.
Once your paint is complete, transfer to Mason Jar or portion in ice cube containers.
To give children a variety of different implements to paint with, try collecting elements from nature, such as feathers, sticks, tree leaves ect. when you go on nature walks. These feathers are from our Heritage Turkeys.
There you have it. A fun, creative, eco-friendly gluten free craft you can do with your little ones.