Now that the weather is getting a bit greyer (booooo, winter), I’ve been looking for ways to entertain my toddler without the option of dropping her into the sandpit at my local park. I came across an article in a Brighton magazine about making your own baby-friendly edible paint, so I thought I’d invite a few of Amelie’s friends over and give it a go.
To make it all you do is mix corn flour with hot water to get a paste consistency (about a cup of flour to 2 cups of water) and then add a good glug of food colouring. I laid down sheets of paper and put out a few things the babies could stick into the paint, like sponges and paintbrushes (although to be honest they mainly dived straight in with their hands). We made sure our tots were wearing old clothes and then just let them at it. It was definitely chaotic, but it was nice to actually let them go a bit crazy and make a big mess.
If anyone out there has any more suggestions for how to occupy a 16 month old on rainy days I’d be really happy to hear them because I’m rapidly running out of inspiration!