Alright Ladies & Gents be prepared to get messy with this one:
So much fun and best of all Non-toxic which is great for Babies who like to taste test their world.
First the recipe
Mix flour with water and add food colouring
How much you ask? Well that’s the beauty, you can make it as thick or thin as bright or pale as you want.
I opted for a smooth consistency and just used a plate for Zoë to dip her hands into.
Next the setup
I used a contained environment for the test drive aka I strapped her into her high chair, pulled on the water-resistant bib and put a drop sheet down.
Then I used a board canvas because it would be sturdy and wouldn’t turn to slop like paper.
I picked a size that would fit in her tray (being a painter I rarely lack canvas to choose from but if you’re not like me just go down to your local dollar store and pick one up there) anyhoo then I duct taped it down to the tray to prevent kitten from pitching it across the room.
Then I offered the pallet to my blossoming little artist.
Eventually I just let her play with it.
As you can tell by her mouth heh she had to become one with the canvas.
Also the flash makes her blink.
If it had of been the “non-toxic” finger/poster paints you buy in the store I might have been a bit leery.
If you’re wanting even healthier dyes you can always use food puree juices to mix with the flour water mixture like raspberries, beets, carrot etc but I was going for quick this time. Plus the unappealing flavor of bland flour might help teach her that not everything is mouth worthy.
As you can tell she’s still teething.
So once she was done painting and I washed her off I took her one of a kind work of art and popped it in the oven on a cookie sheet at 180°- 200°c until it dried out. Spray on a few layers of clear a protective coat and it’s ready to display.
I wonder what the Artist was thinking when she created this heh 🙂
Now if only this would pay her tuition lol
I suspect we’ll be doing this project again someday, because both baby & mommy had fun.
If you decide to give this one a whirl let me know how it goes.