If there's one thing we know to be true about our babies and toddlers, it's that nearly EVERYTHING finds its way into their mouths! But that shouldn't discourage us from participating in great great sensory activities like finger painting. The trick is finding a medium that is safe for little fingers AND (quite possibly) little mouths.
Here’s a super simple recipe for a homemade "paint."
What You Need:
- Plain Yogurt (Greek yogurt has a good, thick consistency for this activity)
- Food Coloring
- Canvas (your child's high chair tray or a piece of wax paper both make great canvases.)
What You Do:
And that's it! Adjust the amount of food coloring to achieve your desired colors. Then let your baby play! You can demonstrate how to mix colors and create new designs.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and discard it according to the date on the yogurt container. This recipe will not create any artwork that can be saved (other than by using your digital camera). But it's a safe, sensory experience that will keep your baby happy, having fun, and learning!