Easy Edible Paint for Babies Made with Real Fruit

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I made some quick edible paint for babies to explore.

Painting for babies is a great sensory experience for them, because they are rarely really painting.

George joined in, but this one was all about Louis. I wanted to use real food in the paint to get Louis to explore new textures and tastes without forcing it at the dinner table.

Edible paint for babies - made with real fruit!

I simple pureed some fruit in the food processor. And that’s it.

I used a handful of blueberries, three kiwis and a banana. Not very much is needed. I made way too much even.

I added a couple drops of food coloring to each just to enhance the color that was already there.  But that’s totally not necessary.

The kiwi and blueberries are pretty watery when they’re pureed. I added a squirt of, our sponsor, Ella’s Kitchen pureed baby food just to thicken it up a tad too.

Quick note: Ella’s Kitchen also never adds water to their pouches, just pure fruit and vegetables, so some flavors are a little watery too while others (like the combination flavors) are thicker!

Edible paint for babies that's made with real fruit

Louis dug right into the edible paint.

He even tasted it a few times, which is A-OK because we made it completely edible just for that reason!

(And I didn’t get snarls from the taste, yay!)

Painting with edible paint that's for babies

This paint made with fruit doesn’t leave the best marks, so its not the best choice to use for an actual painting.

But its great for babies to explore what painting is all about in a safe manner when they put it in their mouths.

Baby safe paint! A edible paint for babies to explore

Just a side note:

I actually did go out and buy fruit just to try this edible paint, mostly because I was curious.

However, I don’t recommend doing that. Fruit is quite expensive to begin with and I hate to buy a food with an activity as the sole purpose. I would, however, recommend using up any fruit that you have leftover that just is not getting eaten up in time. This is a great way to use it without just throwing it out.

Babies will love our homemade edible finger paint too!

Ella’s Kitchen and I have been partnering, alongside Modern Parents Messy Kids and The Artful Parent, to introduce you to easy sensory activities for kids to try at home in ways that will also help introduce them to food that’s good for them!  Ella’s is all about helping little ones love food that’s good for them by making it fun

Make homemade paint that's edible for babies - made with fruit!

Ella’s believes that, just as adults do, babies eat with all of their senses – so it’s not just the texture or taste that’s important. That’s why they make sure all their yummy, organic baby food appeals to all their senses, with bright, colorful, squeezy packs to grab and squish.

There’s lots of edible sensory play ideas on our collaborative Pinterest board with Ella’s Kitchen with many sensory play ideas – Tiny Taste Bud Adventures!

Find out more about the Ella’s Kitchen organic baby food and how its good in every sense:

Disclosure: I’m excited to be brand ambassador for Ella’s Kitchen organic baby food!

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  1. Lisa Quinn says

    Can I save my son’s painting from the edible fruit paint or will it get nasty? This was his first art project (he’s almost thirteen months) and he loved it, especially when he figured out he could eat it!


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