Edible Fingerpaints by Little Monster

BonBon Break

Edible Fingerpaints

~:: Little Monster ::~

My son eats everything he is not supposed to eat. He loves dirt, crayons, play dough, clay, rocks, sand and the list goes on. I definitely need arts and crafts solutions that are non-toxic and safe if eaten. Plus, I tend to feel better about the things we use when they are made from simple household ingredients that you can count on one hand.

I made a batch of play dough that is a mixture of basically flour, salt and food coloring. I was thrilled to discover a similar combination will get you some fun fingerpaint. On a cloudy Saturday morning, Rowan and I got literally got our hands dirty and made some art.

Making it was half the fun. After mixing up the base I added a few drops of food coloring to four jars and let Rowan help with the mixing. He literally put the spoon in his mouth on the first go. I will say this venture is a messy one, but isn’t that the point of fingerpaint? Have fun!

Lisa Fyfe is a mom, graphic designer, blogger and Etsy shop owner. When she was pregnant with their first child, life changed twenty-fold. After living in New York City for over 15 years, she left her job as Art Director of a book publishing company to move to a small town on the shoreline of Connecticut. Soon after, she had their baby and center of gravity, Rowan now 22 months old. Nothing about her life is recognizable. She is exhausted most of the time, and loving every minute of it.

You can find Lisa at her blog, Little Monster, and Etsy shop, Little Monster Shop. Also, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.