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Edible Jell-O Pudding Paints - An Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe

Edible Jell-O Pudding Paints! This easy 3 Ingredient Recipe, only requires 1 (5.1 oz) box of vanilla Jell-O Pudding, 2 additional simple ingredients found in the kitchen. It takes mere minutes to whip up this homemade paint recipe, and my favorite part? It's totally taste-safe for curious toddlers.

Hi, friends! How have you been? Finding fun new ways to creatively occupy my toddlers, has become my absolute favorite! They're always so genuinely thrilled when we try a new activity; just pure JOY! Last week it rained here, almost daily. Then, lightening struck right between two (enormous!) trees in our backyard -taking down both trees in one shot (which kept our backyard off-limits for the better part of this week too.) So, in trying to keep the kids happy indoors, I simply opened my pantry. I always keep a ton of Jell-O products on hand, both for eating (yum!) and for playing. We made more than a few batches of Edible Jell-O Slime last week, and we also made these super fun {and incredibly easy to make} Edible Jell-O Pudding Paints. They were a total hit, and kept them occupied and creating for a good hour. This Jell-O pudding paint dries glossy and doesn't flake off of the paper once dry, like some of the other DIY / homemade toddler and kids paints recipes out there.  One box yielded us about 1/3 cup of paint in each of the 6 colors that we made (so about 2 cups of paint total.) Not bad, in my opinion - considering one large box of Jell-O pudding only costs about $1.

Read on for the simple supply list and instructions on how to make your own Jell-O Pudding Paints!

Edible Jell-O Pudding Paints - An Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe

Recipe yields: About 2 cups of prepared Jell-O Pudding Paints

What you'll need:
  • A large (5.3 oz) box of vanilla Jell-O pudding
  • About 2 cups of warm water
  • Food coloring in your choice of colors (or combine colors to make new colors)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper
  • A muffin tin to mix / separate paint colors (or small individual containers whichever you prefer.
  • A large mixing bowl and whisk
How to:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups warm water and dry/unprepared Jell-O pudding mix. Whisk until ingredients are well combined and smooth. Mixture will thicken slightly as it sets. 
  2. Divide mixture equally into separate bowls or a muffin tin. Add a few drops of food coloring or gel food coloring to each, to make a rainbow of colors. 
  3. Set out prepared paint, alongside paintbrushes and paper, and let the kids get creative!
  4. Hang / set completed paintings to the side for 1-2 hours to allow adequate time for complete drying. These Jell-O Pudding Paints dry bright and glossy.

Happy painting, friends!