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Edible Finger Paint

2.01.2016

I was feeling pretty optimistic and peppy one day last week and I wanted to do something different so I decided to try finger painting with Maddox. Oh my! Such fun, but when it comes to clean-up it's a mess!

I got the "paint" ready, cut upon a trash bag and taped it to the floor, stripped him down and got out my camera. At first he wouldn't touch it so I had to stick my fingers in it and show him how to use it. Then I stuck his hand into one of the jars and rubbed it all over the trash bag. It was a matter of seconds before both fists were in his mouth licking it all up. But when he realized he couldn't get his hands clean he was super frustrated and he wasn't having any more of it. I kept trying to egg him on, but it just wasn't happening so I threw him straight into the bath. What I didn't think about was the fact I had to carry him to the bathtub and I was wearing regular clothes... :-/ Luckily it washed right out, but still! Think it through if you decide to do this at home and wear a grubby t-shirt.

So what's it made of? I looked up all these recipes talking about flour and cornstarch and that all seemed like a lot of work. But of course, I was optimistic and I was into it. #firsttimemomprobs So I tried one of those recipes out and it made a mess and gave me a headache. It solidified once it was off of the heat too so I really don't understand how it would work as paint? All this to say, go the easy route y'all and keep it simple.

You need two things:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Food coloring (I used neon)

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 
9 comments on "Edible Finger Paint"
  1. This is so fun!

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  2. This is great! I need to share this with my sister in law for her little babe

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  3. Fun! What a simple activity, who knew...Greek Yogurt!

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  4. I never would had thought to use greek yogurt! Such a good idea!!! Looks like you guys had a fun time and good call on taping the garbage bag to the floor!!!

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  5. I see a "cool aunt" award in my near future! I'm totally using this idea! Genius!

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  6. As I was looking through this I thought it looked like yogurt! Hahaha great recipe!

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  7. So easy!! Looks like he had a ton of fun, too!

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