Edible Finger Paint!

February 6, 2013

My family gobbles up lots of yogurt – so I purchase several containers of yogurt each week. But the last time we went to purchase our yogurt – somehow a plain yogurt (instead of Vanilla) got stuck into the mix.

My husband wasn’t a fan.

So instead of letting the yogurt go to waste, I decided to let the kids play with it.

Edible Finger Paint 2

I put a little bit of yogurt into separate containers, added some food coloring – and Voila! Edible Finger Paint (or paintbrush paint)!!

Edible Finger Paint 1

Our 2 year old, Ethan – manages to get paint in his mouth every time we’re painting – and I am always scolding him not to eat the paint. So when I told the boys that the paint was edible, because it was yogurt – Andrew went at it!

Edible Toddler Paint 2

He loved it!

Edible Toddler Paint 1

Ethan on the other hand, was scolding Andrew. “Andrew. Don’t EAT the Paint!!” (yet, a little bit still managed to grace his lips.)

Sick Toddler Entertainment

All week long the kids have had colds – so we’ve tried really hard to keep busy at home with fun activities.  Painting is about the only thing that keeps their attention for any period of time – so this was a good use of our yogurt.

Do you have back-up entertainment for when the kids are sick and stuck at home?


  1. Alicia Keen says:

    omgosh. Fun AND healthy!

  2. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    what a great ideal

  3. Jennifer Hedden says:

    This is an awesome idea! I will have to do this with my nieces. I know they will love it. Usually when my nieces are stuck at home they like to color or watch their favorite tv shows. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

  4. Stephanie says:

    This is such a fun idea and a great way to get kids to eat yogurt!

  5. Thanks for sharing this! I’ll be sure to try this with my boy once he’s older (he’s only 4 mos now 🙂 I’m pinning it so i don’t ever forget how to make it.

  6. Interesting idea!

  7. Vickie Couturier says:

    may be a good ideal to get kids to try yogurt

  8. jamie braun says:

    awespme idea!will definitely be trying this with my daughter. thanks for the sharing

  9. That looks fun! My grandson would love to get all messy and be able to eat it at the same time!

  10. Why didn’t someone come up with this when I was little?!

  11. This is a great idea. My kids have even been seen eating crayons, or at least putting them in their mouth. Now if you had a recipe for edible crayons my problems would be solved.

  12. When I saw the title of your post I was?????
    Do the paintings last longer than the day they’re painted?

  13. clever!

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