2 Easy Recipes For Edible Paint For Adults And Kids

2 Easy Recipes For Edible Paint For Adults And Kids

Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Zara R.

There is more than one reason you may want to use edible paint for adults and kids. Whichever yours is, our tasty recipes will work great for you!

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Why Use Edible Paint For Adults?

Okay, so we know what you’re thinking. And yes, the entire term itself automatically makes you think of some romantic playful scene out of Fifty Shades of Gray. However, you would be surprised how many reasons there truly are for wanting to make edible body paint.

What inspired this article was a themed birthday party we recently attended. There was a couple who was covered in blue “body paint”. Unfortunately, despite being marketed as being safe to use on the skin, they broke out in a severe allergic reaction. Naturally, conversations broke out in the room after they left, and you would be shocked how often this happens!

“Body Paint” isn’t always safe to use on the body. So, that got us thinking. What if you could buy or make edible paint for adults and kids. This way, you can safely use it on your skin. And, you don’t have to worry about the kids licking it up. In fact, it would lessen the cleaning work later!

What is edible paint for adults and kids?

Edible paint is exactly what the name says – paint that is completely edible. The recipes we will be giving today are made of all-natural ingredients which only create a sticky paste similar to paint. Trust us, you will barely notice the difference. And, an added bonus is how delicious they are!

Edible paint can be made in many flavors and colors. if you want to create a strawberry flavor, simply add strawberry essence or extract. Then, color the mixture with pink to showcase the flavor.

You can also use this as an opportunity to mix your own colors. If you want to make elaborate decorations on your face or body, you can essentially paint it on like regular body paint.

Can you body paint with watercolor

Can you buy edible paint for adults?

There is definitely edible body paint out there. You may just have to go into some adult websites to find it.

Unfortunately, forewarning, sometimes these paints are expensive. So, for that reason, many people opt to make their own. After all, there is so many edible paint for adults recipes out there that you are probably going to make one you like better than the store-bought version.

1) What You Will Need To Make Edible Chocolate Body Paint

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown granulated sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons of water
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Heatproof microwave-safe bowl
  • Storage jar, optional

How to make edible paint for adults – Chocolate flavor

Step 1: Make a sugar syrup

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and allow it to simmer until all of the sugar has dissolved.

Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients

Once all the sugar is completely gone, remove the syrup from the heat and add the butter, Stir immediately until all of the butter has melted and been fully incorporated.

Then, add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract to the mixture. Again, whisk the ingredients together until they are completely combined.

Step 3: Thicken the mixture

Place your mixture inside of a heat-proof microwave-safe bowl or container. Then, heat the paint for 15 seconds at a time. Make sure to whisk the body paint well between each interval.

Step 4: Store the edible paint for adults and kids

When you have finished making the body paint, you can store it inside a microwave-safe container or bowl. Once you are ready to use it, simply microwave it again to soften the paint and make it easy to use.

2) What You Will Need To Make Edible Paint For Adults And Kids – Any Flavor

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 4 teaspoons powdered sugar (icing sugar), sifted
  • 1 teaspoon flavoring extract
  • Food coloring

Equipment

  • Saucepan filled with water
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Storage jar, optional

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Melt the fats

Make a double boiler using a saucepan filled with water and another glass bowl. Then, place the beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter inside the heatproof bowl. Allow the ingredients to slowly melt over simmering water. Make sure to stir constantly to prevent any part from burning.

Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients

Once you have a uniform liquid, you can remove it from the heat and add your powder sugar, flavoring, and coloring. Whisk the ingredients together so that they can be evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 3: Store the edible paint for adults

Once your paint has been mixed and made, allow it to cool. Place it inside a sterile mason jar for later use. The mixture will firm up as it cools, so make sure to reheat it right before using. But, it shouldn’t be so hot that it burns your skin.

Choosing The Coloring

When using any type of coloring, just make sure that it won’t permanently stain your skin. A lot of “food coloring gels” takes ages to come off. Now, this may not be a problem if you’re a hermit, but if you need to go to work the next day, you will definitely be getting some funny looks.

To test whether or not a color stains your skin, apply a tiny bit on a hidden part of your body, like your tummy or upper thigh. Then, leave it for roughly 10 minutes. If it doesn’t stain within that time frame, it likely won’t.

Conclusion

Now, you can make your very own body safe and affordable body paint in the comfort of your own home. It is very quick, easy, and can last a couple of days. Let us know what you think of this idea!

2 Easy Recipes For Edible Paint For Adults And Kids

There is more than one reason you may want to use edible paint for adults and kids. Whichever yours is, our tasty recipes will work great for you!
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Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Saucepan filled with water
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Storage jar, optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 4 teaspoons powdered sugar (icing sugar), sifted
  • 1 teaspoon flavoring extract
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  • Melt the fats
    Make a double boiler using a saucepan filled with water and another glass bowl. Then, place the beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter inside the heatproof bowl. Allow the ingredients to slowly melt over simmering water. Make sure to stir constantly to prevent any part from burning.
    1/4 cup beeswax, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • Add the remaining ingredients
    Once you have a uniform liquid, you can remove it from the heat and add your powder sugar, flavoring, and coloring. Whisk the ingredients together so that they can be evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
    4 teaspoons powdered sugar (icing sugar), sifted, 1 teaspoon flavoring extract, Food coloring
  • Store the edible paint for adults
    Once your paint has been mixed and made, allow it to cool. Place it inside a sterile mason jar for later use. The mixture will firm up as it cools, so make sure to reheat it right before using. But, it shouldn't be so hot that it burns your skin.
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FAQs

What can be used as edible body paint?

There isn't really a substitute for edible store-bought body paint. The best alternative is to make your own at home. But, this might actually be for the best. Homemade edible body paint is completely safe for your skin and doesn't contain any chemical additives. And, you can use any flavor that you'd like!

What should I use to paint my body?

It depends on how much you want to cover. If you are doing a full-body painting, we would recommend using a large brush or even a sponge. But, if you are doing some face painting (or smaller areas), regular paint brushes will work best.

How do you make body paint?

To make body paint you essentially simply melt together the ingredients until they are well-combined and evenly distributed. Then, you have to slightly reheat it right before you want to use it. This will make it pliable and easy to paint on. Once it cools it sets.

Can you body paint with watercolor?

We don't ever recommend body painting with anything that is not specifically meant to be used on the skin. And even then some "body paints" create allergic reactions or skin irritations. So, make sure to research a product well before using it on your body.

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