Toddler Activity: Edible Homemade Paint

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I am not a big DIY person. However I looked up a recipe on how to make paint for my son. Yes I know that I could just go to the sotre and purchase some finger paint however, my son is still in the stage that he likes to put everything he touches in his mouth. This recipe is GREAT for the child that still likes to eat what they touch. I should also say that even though this recipe for paint is non toxic and that it can be consumed it is NOT meant to eat. I use the word edible in the description because if they happen to put it in their mouth then it’s ok. To make this BABY friendly all you need is yogurt and food coloring :)

This is very easy to make and the ingredients are things that many of us have in our home already.

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Plastic Cups

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 Add 2 Tablespoon of sugar to pan

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1/3 cup of flour next

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1 Teaspoon of Salt

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2 cups of Water and turn on heat to stir mixture together

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Mix continually  until smooth and mixture thickens

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Pour mixture into plastic cups equally. I have four cups for the four colors I wanted to use. (you can have as many as you like)

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Add The color. I wanted them to have a deep color so I added 5-6 drops( I used plastic knife to mix  the color

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Make sure that the mixture has cooled all the way down before letting toddler play.

while it was cooling I set up a play area for my son. I used a trash bag that I cut and taped to the floor so clean up would be a breeze

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I let him have a blast. the food coloring didn’t stain the floor or my son. This is a great activity.

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DIY: Yarn Wrap Letters, Monsters Inc Style

I have seen PLENTY of Yarn wrap letters floating all over pinterest and I think they look adorable. Especially for a nursery room. So I decided that I would make some for my son Xander (who will be gracing us with his presence sometime in September) But I wanted to put my own spin on it and make it unique.

His nursery is going to be monsters inc themed. I knew right away what kind of color yarn I wanted. But I needed an extra touch. So for the “Mike” letter I went to Micheals and purchused a googly eye and for the “Sully” letter I decided to purchase purple felt and cute our circles for his polka dots. The letters I bought from Joan Fabric. They were just cardboard letters.

Supplies Needed: Teal Yarn (for Sully)

Green Yarn(for Mike)

Googly eye

Felt Cut into Circles

Glue or tape

Cardboard letters

To start wrapping you want to make sure that you glue the staring point of the yarn to the BACK of the letter. I am sorry that I did not get a picture of this but I did get a picture of how I started to wrap the letter K. If you have spaces that are not covered you can go back over those by just cutting a piece of yarn and gluing it on. The X was a little difficult because of the angles but just play around with the yarn and figure out what works for you

After about two and a half hours I finally had a finished product and it’s ready to be put in the nursery.(These are also great props for newborn phots, which I plan on using them for that as well.)

Mike and Sully together again