I love painting with food colouring (even though it can be messy if you aren’t careful) thanks to its vivid colours. And I think it is a great paint medium for toddlers as it is completely non toxic (just make sure you supervise them closely – it does wash off, eventually!)
Immy enjoyed painting sheets of tissue paper using cotton buds as a brush and food colouring as her paint medium (to minimise the risk of harm, I poured the food colouring onto squares of paper towel).
She started off with lots of lines, then moved onto spots, and finally tried some “mixing.” Everything with paint is about mixing for Immy at the moment. She is fascinated with the process of mixing colours.
The following day, I cut the painting up and Immy used the pieces to create a tissue paper collage onto white card (with diluted Clag glue). I love the way the “paint” bled a little, making it appear soft and gentle.