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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Edible Paint

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


Prep time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Estimated Cost: 20 AED

Mess level: High

What you need

  • Yogurt

  • Food coloring

  • Pots

  • Paint brushes

  • Paper


Mix the yogurt with a few drops of food coloring. Keep string until all the yogurt has changed colour.


Paint designed for single use only. It is not recommended to attempt to store these paints after they have been played with once.


  • Fine motor skills

  • Encourages neural connections

  • Hand to eye coordination

  • Helps their creative development

  • Boosts Confidence & Self-Esteem

  • Helps young children to understand/express themselves.

Ways to adapt:

  • Develop gross motor skills by getting the whole body involved and use hands and feet to paint.

  • Add additional tools such as stamps and rollers

  • Add other ingredients to enhance the sensory experience ie rice or cereal

  • Paint other objects ie decorating cookies etc

  • Another one that is great for fuzzy eaters.

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