Baby Time: Edible Finger Paint

A recent blogger at Dilly Dali Art asked her viewers to Finger Paint with our little ones.  On her blog she talks about the things your child learns and experiences while finger painting, I LOVE what she wrote!  Check it out!

Finger Painting helps to develop

Eye Hand Coordination
Sensory Integration
Color Mixing
Fine Moter Skills

The biggest thing I'd like to stress is that Art with children is about the PROCESS and not necessarily the Product. 

I was inspired and thought I would do an activity that both my 5 year old and 1 year old could do together.  Finding activities for them to do together is not always a simple task so I figured I'd share it with you. 

To begin with my 5 year old wanted to make the banana pudding by herself.  She measured  the milk and wisked away with a timer that she set.  We love cooking together and she's really become very good at it.  We have a whole series of Little Hands That Cook I invite you to check it out!  Once the pudding was ready we put a little coloring in half of it so that we could work with two colors.  I think it's important with figure painting for their eyes to see the contrast.

Here's what our afternoon of Fingerpainting Fun looked like with my two girls...

The next time we create our paint I'm going to try these ideas that I've Pinned on our Art with Children Board

Colored Yogurt to Paint  No Time For Flash Cards and Make and Takes and Hands On: As We Grow
Homemade Nontoxic Paint from The Imagination Tree
Edible Finger Paint from Powered Milk at Tiny and Little

Can't wait to share with you! 

Share your Baby and Toddler Painting experiences on our From Our Readers Page! 


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love have done this too.

~Randee@Randee's Organized Chaos said...

I am SOOOOO trying this!!! THANKS for stopping by my CHAOS!! I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!
Stop back by if you get a chance!!!

Aleacia said...

This is a fabulous post! Look at those happy faces!! I'll have another fingerpainting post about using homemade fingerpaints, I'll definitely link this post up!
Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

crafty elsie said...

I have been meaning to give this a try and your post spurred me on to it. I blogged and linked back to you. thanks

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