We show you how to make your own Taste Safe Foam. Enjoy this messy play idea where you can have fun and not worry about your child testing it.

Thanks to Emma, from Oxfordshire, UK, for sending in this great taste safe foam idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

Ottilie is 16 months old and still puts most things in her mouth. I made some taste safe foam that didn’t matter at all if she ate – it’s made from chick pea water.

I poured two cans worth of chickpeas water into my standing mixer.

I also added some food colouring and half a teaspoon of cream of tartar (which isn’t necessary but helps the foam last longer).

If you were bothered about the smell you could add some flavouring to it too. I used the whisk attachment to whisk it for about 5 minutes until it was really foamy.

They all loved it. We made ice creams and smoothies and cakes and potions. It lasted ages!

That it really didn’t matter if my toddler put it into her mouth!

a photo of purple foam on a cone.  held by a childs hand

Do you have any other projects planned?

Next time I’d like to make different colours up and make a pretend ice cream shop.

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

I’m Emma and I have three children who are 6, 4 and 1. We live in the UK.

a photo of purple foam and a wooden spoon in it.

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

Our new favourites are Dobble and I Saw It First.

What are your children’s favourite books?

Current faves are:
6 year old: The Magic Faraway Tree
4 year old: Mister Seahorse
1 year old: Hairy Mclary

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

Open ended toys!