• AmandaK

Toddler & Me Recipes

Updated: Nov 9, 2019

Below you will find all the recipes we used during the Toddler & Me Class, including some tips and tricks help you get the most out of these activities!

Remember, all of these recipes are taste-safe, but that doesn't mean they taste good!


~ Finger Paints

~ Doughs

~ Color Mixing

~ Fizzy Experiments

Finger Paints

1. Corn Syrup Paint


Corn syrup

Food coloring

Mix a few drops of food coloring in with the corn syrup (separate colors in separate bowls). Kids can use their fingers or brushes to paint onto glossy paper, watercolor paper, card stock, or directly onto a tray.

This paint will dry "mostly" hard, but may remain tacky to the touch.


Keep pictures in a cool, dry place as warm areas may cause the corn starch to melt.

2. Corn Starch Paint


Corn starch *Optional: a bit of Salt, a drop of dish soap


Food coloring

Pour corn starch into a small pan and slowly add cool water (about 1 part corn starch to 1 part water). Whisk until blended. Turn on heat to medium and whisk while the mixture thickens, adding more water as needed to desired consistency. Divide the mixture into separate bowls before adding food coloring. It's ready to paint with!


Only color as much of the mixture as you need. This will allow you to set the remaining corn starch mixture aside for another day! Just make sure you place it in an air-tight container in the fridge. This paint is not mean to last and will flake on paper.

3. Potato Flakes Paint


Potato flakes

Hot water

Food coloring

Pour potato flakes into a bowl and slowly add hot water until it reaches desired consistency. Continue to mix until it is creamy in texture, then divide the mixture into separate bowls (1 for each color). Add food coloring and mix again. Then paint!


This paint is not mean to last and will crumble on paper. Get creative! Edible paint is easy to make. Using whipped cream, pudding, yogurt, or flour? Add some food coloring and let your little one "paint" on a tray or cookie sheet while you prepare a meal.


1. Pumpkin Dough


1 c Coconut milk 1 tsp Powdered sugar

1/2 c + 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp Xanthan gum