Some preschoolers just put everything in their mouths. Today, I say we go with it. If you have a toddler who tries to eat his paint, you may as well make it something that you are sure won’t hurt him. Try this great kitchen craft idea for making finger paint you can eat. And it requires just two ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. Such a simple recipe, it is hardly a recipe at all!
Here’s what you will need:
Instant white-colored pudding mix (usually some kind of vanilla flavor)
Assorted colors of food coloring
A big sheet of butcher or parchment paper to use as an art canvas – tape to your table or even a wall (I use painter’s tape)
(Optional: Dixie cups or jars or paper plates to hold the paint and clean, unused paint brushes and stamps to make it extra fun)
Here’s how to make it:
Mix up the pudding using the directions on the pudding box and add food coloring as desired.
Creative Education Booster:
Mix up batches of the primary colors and put each in a sandwich-sized zip top plastic baggie. Press out any air and close. Then snip off the tip of one of the corners of the baggies so it can be used almost like a mini piping bag.
Work with your child to put a dab of one color next to a dab of another then tell them to mix it to see what the new color is!
(Red + Blue= Purple! Yellow +Blue = Green! You get the idea…)
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