The other day while Rosie was painting I really wanted to let Jewel join in. Being that she had recently been introduced to solids, it was the perfect time. I began looking through our food supply to see if I had any of the ingredients to make up an edible finger paint. First I looked to see if we had any pudding or yogurt, as that is what I used to let Rosie finger paint with in infancy. Finger painting with pudding or yogurt is so easy. It can be used right out of the package, or you can add food coloring and make different colors if you wish. We didn't have either.
While digging through our cupboard I came across a box of instant hot chocolate packets. It has not been cold here this Winter at all, and we hadn't even opened the box. I figured we could give it a try. It worked great!
Simple Edible Finger Paint
Making the edible paint was so simple! I added a little warm water to the chocolate mix and mixed 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.
It had a fantastic texture, as it was just slight gritty, making for even more of a sensory experience.
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.
Jewel LOVED playing in the finger paint. She spread it as far and wide as she could
Both girls also enjoyed tasting a bit here and there. The yummy paint was definitely a special treat for them.
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.
Both girls had so much fun finger painting together. Especially Jewel as she finally got to partake in the painting fun!
This was quite a tasty art experience that was all about the process. Once the girls were done playing, clean up was fairly easy as I had covered the floor with butcher paper.
This activity was a great reminder that fantastic fun can be created out of the smallest of things. I bet you can create a ton of activities using nothing more than exactly what you have on hand :)
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