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Yoghurt paint

When Hamish was a baby one of the things he loved was to finger paint. That sensory mush of paint between his fingers was simply the best.

However, as we know babies put everything in their mouths and I was super concerned about him eating paint…even if it said it was non-toxic, I really did not want him eating a glob of Dala crimson red paint.

I discovered a taste safe recipe online for yogurt paint and we used this often.

 

Making baby safe paint is super easy and you only need two ingredients, yogurt and food coloring. The colours always come out beautiful and vibrant and you have the peace of mind that even if your baby or toddler puts a handful in their mouths, it is safe to eat.

Ingredients 
  • plain, vanilla or greek yoghurt
  • food colouring
Method
You will need to have ready, a tub of plain,vanilla or greek yogurt, a spoon or two, some food colouring and some containers to mix your paint into.
Scoop out some yogurt into all the little containers you have set up.  A few spoonful into each will do.
Then squeeze a few drops of food coloring into each container.  If you add a lot, the colors will be really vibrant but they will likely leave a temporary stain on everything so just use a few drops before you mix it up with the spoon.
these paints are great on paper, used in a bathtub, onto the kitchen tiles or a sliding door for sensory play or with a paintbrush on a whiteboard.
Posted in craft reciepe, Crafts

Make your own coconut sugar scrub

I’m addicted to sugar scrubs. Not only are they easy to make but they leave your skin feeling amazingly fresh and rejuvenated.

The coconut in this scrub also moisturizes your skin as it exfoliates.

A winning combination.

Note:I usually make my scrubs in small quantities.

To make your own you will need:

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Optional:

  • a few drops essential oils
  • A few drops of vanilla essence

Method

To make your scrub, simply spoon out your coconut oil into a bowl.

Add in your sugar and essential oils or vanilla essence (if you’re using them) and mix together.

Spoon the mixture into a small containers and attached a label.

Posted in craft reciepe, Crafts, Fine motor activities, preschool

Painting marshmallows with milk paint

Painting marshmallows is a fabulous activity to keep the kids busy.

You will need:

  • Marshmallows
  • Fork or kebab stick
  • Milk
  • Small containers to hold colouring
  • Paint brushes
  • Food colouring

Method:

Pour a little milk into a container and add a few drops of food colouring.

Do this for each colour you are going to use.

Attach a marshmallow onto a fork or kebab stick so your child can hold the marshmallow nicely while painting.

Let them use a paintbrush to decorate their marshmallows with the milk paint.

The white marshmallows are best to paint on as the colours are more vivid.

Instead of using a paint brush you could also let your child paint using ear buds.

Posted in craft reciepe, preschool

Marshmallow play dough

This yummolicious play safe dough is easy to make and consists of items from your kitchen.

You will need:

  • 6 large or 12 medium marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons of oil ( any kind is suitable)
  • Food colouring
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave

Method:

Combine all the ingredients into a microwave safe bowl.

Heat on high until the marshmallow expands ( about 30 seconds)

Carefully remove from the bowl and slowly mix as much as you can with a spoon.

At first the mixture will be very sticky but as it cools you will need to knead it with your hands.

To make the dough less sticky add more cornstarch in small amounts, until you reach the desired playdough consistency. ( soft and pliable)

This becomes the softest, most squishy dough that will delight any child.

Posted in craft reciepe, Crafts

Microwave puffy paint

We love puffy paints and they add an interesting element to art works.Have you tried making your own puffy paintyet?Today I’m sharing a fun puffy paint reciepe I first used with Kerri and Ronan for art lessons in 2012.Not only is it a fun art project but can be used as a science experiment to demonstrate how heat changes things.

To make your own you will need :

  • 1 tblsp plain flour
  • 1 tblsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tblsp plus 1 tsp of water
  • food colouring

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Paint onto paper.
  • Put the painting into the microwave for 20 seconds. Do not leave the microwave unattended during that time.
  • Carefully remove the painting and observe the wonderful transformation!

💥Be careful – the paint may be hot when it is removed from the microwave

Posted in craft reciepe, Crafts, preschool

Make your own puffy paint

Puffy paint is a great way to add texture to an art project.

To make your own you will need:-

  • Cold glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Food colouring
  • Ziploc bag
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Add equal parts cold glue and shaving cream into a container
  • Add a few drops of food colouring and mix well. I like to use a craft stick to mix my paints, so that I can throw it away when done.
  • Store your puffy paint in a ziploc bag or sealed container.

You could also use your ziploc bag as a piping bag by cutting a small piece out of the corner and piping the paint onto paper.