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colored tortilla with hearts

Color Tortillas with Edible Paint

Jazz up your meal and color tortillas with edible paint! Your quesadillas and soft tacos never tasted AND looked so good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 colored tortillas
Cost 2


  • 2-3 round tortillas
  • 1-3 colors of regular food coloring or gel-based food coloring any colors you'd like
  • water
  • 1-3 Small, clean containers (we used espresso cups!)
  • toothpicks


  • Pour 1-2 drops of food coloring into each container. Use a different color for each container. Add a few drops of water to each bowl (the more water, the more diluted the color will be). Use a toothpick or spoon to mix water with food coloring. 
    child mixing water and food coloring
  • Dip your tortilla paint brushes into your containers of edible paint and color your tortillas!



  • For your colors, use either regular food coloring or gel-based food coloring.
  • Use an extra tortilla, folded and broken into 3-4 strips, to form paintbrushes.
  • To prevent messes, consider painting your tortillas on top of a baking sheet or parchment paper.