This morning, Peter and Caroline definitely enjoyed getting a little messy with some outdoor painting. And the best part is that the paint was edible… yogurt! Notice Caroline is having a taste in this last picture.
It’s such a simply recipe and activity that anyone can do. And it’s great for babies/young tots too, because you can make it finger painting fun in a high chair. That way you don’t have to worry about them running around with messy hands. The clean up is fairly painless and if they sneak a taste, you really don’t mind. It’s also a great play date group activity!
Yogurt Painting Instructions:
- 1 large container of vanilla or plan yogurt (greek yogurt makes a thicker consistency than regular yogurt)
- Food coloring (4 primary colors that you can buy at any grocery store)
- Mix at least a cup of yogurt with a couple drops of food coloring
- Remember your colors mixing rules and you can make all sorts of colors (red + yellow = orange, blue + red = purple, etc)
- The more food coloring, the more vibrant the color
- Repeat until you have enough colors (6 usually makes a nice rainbow)
- I suggest using cardboard as the canvas. Today, I tried cardstock and the paint was too watery and heavy for the material. Just take an old shipping box – I know you all get shipments often 😉 – and cut a large rectangular surface for your tot.
Happy painting! Feel free to share your favorite (easy) toddler activity below!