A couple of days ago we made some Edible Finger Paint. It was incredibly easy to make. It was also very easy to clean up after (and Gracie had a blast).
I’ve read several kids activity books that suggestion using pudding as finger paint. However, I really prefer this variant because it’s not as sweet, and therefore doesn’t encourage kids to eat the paints. Also, you end up with a better colour range.
You just need a couple of small containers, some plain yoghurt and some food dye. Place a scoop of yoghurt in each container, add a drop of food dye (keep in mind you really only need one drop), and mix well. Provide some paper and hand the “paint” over to the kiddos.
I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the toxicity of the paints, and where they might end up other than the paper. My daughter got a little on the table and a little on herself, all of which came off quite easily. There was even a dab I didn’t notice until after it had dried up, and that came right off as well.
I happened upon these tiny Glad reusable containers that were just the perfect size for this. I was able to put the lids on and store the “paints” in the fridge and use them again the next day. Overall Gracie got over two hours of enjoyment out of this, for pretty much zero cost.
The paint dries a little darker then it looks. Her paintings looked great when they were dry. The colours were really bright.
Let me know if you give it a try!