May 17th, 2011
I recently bookmarked this “recipe” for edible finger paint. I had visions of taking the Hungry Baby outside in the warm weather, letting him go to town, then hosing him down. But today, day two of a predicted seven days of rain in New York City, it was time to get creative with our indoor activities. I just hope that I didn’t go too big too fast. (Seven days is a looooong time!)
I’d remembered the above “recipe” for edible paint calling for cooking time (in fact, it calls for nothing more than mixing cornstarch, water and boiling water), so I started the day with a little research. I was curious to see if I could find an even easier recipe. I ended up on the always fantastic Makes and Takes where I found another edible finger paint idea. A really, edible idea. Like, finger-paint-as-full-on-snack idea.
Of course! Greek-style yogurt is a totally workable paint consistency and much more nutritious than cornstarch and water.
Yummier, too. Lick the bowl yummy.
Add a few drops of all natural food color to a small bowl of yogurt and you’ve got yourself some serious toddler fun.
And a snack, too.