Painting with Condensed Milk


  • Small bowls or a muffin tin
  • Food coloring
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Paint brushes
  • Spoon (for mixing)


Add a little bit of condensed milk into each container.  Then add a few drops of food coloring…the amount will depend on how strong you want your colors to be.  I would recommend starting out with 2 drops.  After stirring, add a couple more drops for a darker color.

Stir well.

Here are the colors we ended up with…
My daughter started creating her picture…the paint is a little on the thick side so it was a little hard for her at first…but she got the hang of it.

Here’s her finished painting.

It was fun just to drizzle the paint off the paintbrush.

I never did take a picture after our paintings dried.  The end result was a super shiny, glossy painting.  And I was surprised that it wasn’t sticky to touch after it dried!  We kept it for about a week…it never attracted any bugs…however I didn’t want to keep it longer to see if it ever did. But it was definitely a nice alternative to paint.