creating with a toddler: yogurt

Last week I shared my first post about intentionally teaching The Rose through creative outlets. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite activities I've done with her. We've done this twice so far, so we're still newbies. The first time I just let her paint on her highchair. This time she painted on some brown cardstock.

For this activity, my goal was to teach her how to paint. That's it. Because she still puts everything in her mouth we used whole milk yogurt and food die instead of real paint.

I also introduced a paint brush but she mostly just used it like a spoon.

A few pointers:
  • We used cardstock because it held together much better after being painted on. 
  • Also, if you plan save these paintings and you use yogurt, make sure there are not many yogurt clumps left when finished. Because it's still yogurt and it can be smelly. I found that as long as it wasn't in clumps it didn't smell after it dried. 
  • We used cardstock cards so that when the paintings dry we can mail them out to Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. It makes fun and easy mail!
  • Plan to have your kiddo take a bath afterward!
  • If you have a pet, let them lick the highchair clean. It saves me time, and Honey doesn't mind!

I hope you are enjoying your Thursday! For us it's a rainy, lazy Thursday.!


Renda said...

Such a great idea!!
Thank you for the blog posts!

Unknown said...

Thanks Renda! Love you, lady!

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