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 store 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. To make this, even more, 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.
- Food coloring
- Plastic Cups
Add 2 Tablespoon of sugar to pan
1/3 cup of flour next
1 Teaspoon of Salt
2 cups of Water and turn on heat to stir mixture together
Mix continually until smooth and mixture thickens
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)
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
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
I let him have a blast. the food coloring didn’t stain the floor or my son. This is a great activity.