Monday, March 25, 2013
yummy finger paints
some mornings i wake up thinking, how the heck am i going to entertain my toddler today? evelyn's room full of toys, stuffed animals and books keeps her busy for a while, but that's it. she moves through everything so quickly, her 15-month-old attention span fleeting. i've been wanting to try finger painting for awhile, but evie still puts most things in her mouth and, well, paint isn’t the best source of nutrition.
on saturday i had a brilliant idea: edible finger paints! (okay, so it wasn't my idea, per se. it was my idea to google toddler finger painting.)
i used plain yogurt and four different colors of food dye. i covered the kitchen floor with newspaper and put my naked baby in her high chair, whom stared at the colored yogurt for awhile before dipping her chubby fingers in it and swirling it around. it was such fun to watch her little eyes light up at the mess (er, art) she was making—the mess mama allowed, encouraged even!
the colored yogurt kept evelyn busy for a whole seven minutes before she realized it tasted good and gobbled it all up—just enough time to snap some photos of her deep in concentration.