Feb 28, 2012

Easy Homemade Chocolate Finger Paint

Here is an easy way to make edible finger paint using only one ingredient you likely have in your pantry.

Hot Chocolate Finger Paint
Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies


Edible Finger Paint Ingredients
  • Hot chocolate packets or cocoa powder
  • Warm water


Add a little warm water to the chocolate powder in a bowl and mix it together really well.  You only want to use a tiny bit of water, or it will get too runny.  I used too much water at first, so I added a little more chocolate powder.  The paint had a fantastic texture, as it was just slight gritty, making for even more of a sensory experience.  

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies

Once Rosie had covered her paper in the finger paint she discovered that she could make lines in the paint to create a new piece of art.

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies

Jewel LOVED playing in the finger paint.  She spread it as far and wide as she could

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies

Both girls also enjoyed tasting a bit here and there.  The yummy paint was definitely a special treat for them.

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies

Once Rosie tired of finger painting, I gave her a couple of her foam alphabet stampers to extend the activity. We talked about the letters as she stamped them., which was a simple activity for reinforcing her knowledge of the alphabet.

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies

Both girls had fun finger painting together

Easy homemade finger paint that is edible and safe for babies
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This was quite a tasty art experience that was all about the process.  Once the girls were done playing, clean up was fairly easy.  I had covered the play space with butcher paper and when they were done I just rolled the paper up and threw it away.


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Crystal