By: Kristen Clifford
Doing different craft activities can be difficult if you have a toddler like mine who insists on putting everything in her mouth. You’d think one little taste of the glue and she’d be running for some water – nope not this child – she would chug it until I took it away. To prevent lots of arguing between her and I during craft activities, I try to do lots of activities that are actually in fact edible.
The first one we do often is edible paint. You’ll need:
- marshmallows or popcorn
- milk or for a thicker paint, try sweet evaporated milk
- food coloring
Directions: Make the edible paint by mixing milk and food coloring together. I usually use my muffin pan to keep all the colors separate. Then get a clean paint brush and paint the food. After painting the food you can let it dry for a pretty snack later, or if you’re like my daughter you can eat it right away.
The other edible activity we make often is edible playdough. For this you’ll need:
- 1 C creamy peanut butter
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1/2 C honey
Directions: Just mix it all together and ta da, your ready to play! I usually give Grace different cookie cutters, rolling pins, etc. to play with. By the end there usually isn’t a lot of playdough left, but if there is you can just put it in Tupperware to save for later.
2 thoughts on “Edible Activities”
Such fun ideas. As we head in the all artificial stuff free and GFCF direction, I am wondering if I could make the paints with a milk substitute and a natural dye. And, since we have no peanut sensitivities, the the other recipe will work as is for us. Thx!
Such fun ideas! And they are perfect for rainy Boston days like today 🙂