How to Make Non Staining Edible Body Paints


Edible body paints are fun for children and adults alike. Some are packaged for children's play, while others are specifically made for adults and sold at adult novelty stores. While edible body paints can be bought at various outlets, they can be made at home much more inexpensively than they can be purchased. One common way to make homemade edible body paints is to simply use pudding. However, pudding does not have the consistency of most store-bought body paints.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp. beeswax
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • 3 drops food coloring
  • Small sauce pan
  • Place 3 tbsp. beeswax, 3 tbsp. coconut oil and 3 tbsp. cocoa butter in a sauce pan over low heat.

  • Slowly begin to stir to combine. Stir until melted. This may take several minutes.

  • Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring, and stir until well mixed.

  • Separate the paint into ice cube trays or shot glasses, if different colors are desired. Add one drop of food coloring to each paint pot and stir until mixed. If you only want one color, you can add three to four drops of food coloring to the entire saucepan of paint.

  • Use the paint while still lukewarm. Paint it on skin using your hands.

Tips & Warnings

  • The paint can be removed by eating it, or by wiping it off with a damp wash cloth.
  • Getting the paint directly onto fabrics may leave a stain, depending on the fabric. Paints should not stain skin, but if they do the stains can easily be scubbed away using baking soda.

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