Pudding Paints

Duration: any

Age:

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination,, Mind Builder, Just for Fun

summary:

Calcium-packed pudding not only helps build strong bones, but also serves as a great medium for unique artwork.

We know it’s important to let kids explore, create and express themselves. But we also know that toddlers are still at the age of putting things in their mouths. Pudding paints let your child create edible art!

Yummy Brown Pudding Paint

What You’ll Need:
* 1/2 cup prepared chocolate pudding
* 1/2 cup whipped topping

Stir together the pudding and whipped topping. Put it into a small bowl.

Any Color Pudding Paint

What You’ll Need:
* 1/2 cup prepared vanilla pudding
* Food colouring of your choice

Add food colouring to pudding until desired colour is achieved. Make as many colours as you like.

What To Do:

  • Cover a table with newspapers and have your child wear an apron or smock.
  • Give your child a sheet of paper or a paper plate and let him get creative. Can he draw a dog? What colour is the sky? Can he make a flower?
  • Alternatively, cover the table with white butcher paper or poster board and let him create on a larger canvas.
  • Fingers are fun to use for this project (there will be plenty of finger licking going on!), but you can use other tools as well. For example, put a large marshmallow on the end of a pretzel rod for a fun paintbrush – and a tasty snack. Or, slice some apples and use them for dipping and dabbing on paper (and later, in little mouths!).