Edible Art: Whipped Cream Paint


Over the next several weeks, I’m going to bring you all kinds of edible art activities. This one is a family favorite! It’s perfect for kids who love a good mess. For easy clean up, make sure to take this one outdoors. J I have done this activity before with store-bought whipped cream. This time I had a bunch of leftover whipped cream that needed to be used. I took the girls outside and they went to town! (Even the dog enjoyed some art!)

What you will need:

Whipped Cream (homemade or store bought)

Food Coloring

Containers (I used a muffin tin!)

Paint Brushes

Optional: box or other flat surface, covered with waxed paper



Divide the whipped cream into your containers. (If it seems to thick, add a bit of water or milk to thin it down.)

Add the food coloring and stir to combine.

Paint! (or taste!) This time, my girls just painted on the sidewalk. We have done this before using a cardboard box that was covered in waxed paper. It makes a flat, smooth surface for easy painting. It’s up to you!


Use a hose to clean up the mess afterwards!


2 comments responses to "Edible Art: Whipped Cream Paint"

  • Also, I showed this to my 4yo daughter and she was really enthusiastic about trying it. But she said we’d have to leave our dog inside so he wouldn’t eat it. LOL

    posted by: efloraross on June 30, 2013

  • I LOVE this! Can’t wait to see what other edible art you will be sharing… :)

    posted by: efloraross on June 27, 2013