Yoghurt Painting for Kids

Toddler Activities: Yoghurt Painting

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This is going to get messy, but it rinses off in minutes. 

This time of year is just craaaazy. To be honest I thought it wouldn’t be. It’s just the three of us up here in Darwin and Christmas time should be cruisy, right? I think I am just as busy now then I ever was before, and Maggie just wants me to play all day long. In a perfect world I would honestly love too but sadly washing needs to be done, dinners need to be cooked, and writing deadlines need to be met. We have the added stress of organising presents for 5 teens and tweens back home in Perth too.

I also don’t have three teenagers at home more than willing to play with their little sister for a bit so I can get some work done. I miss this, Maggie does too, and we miss them so much.

Last week I was baking with Maggie under my feet in the kitchen pulling my free hand towards her room to play. I had just finished playing puzzles with her for an hour so I thought I could sneak away, not a chance! So I grabbed some yoghurt out of the fridge, added some colouring, let her mix it up and popped her in the shower to finger paint her heart away.

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She was in there for ages painting her favourites: rainbows, frogs and dinosaurs.
When I was done in the kitchen she refused to come out. 
It’s a sensory play heaven for kids. 
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And then I remembered I did the same thing last year.
In fact these two photos are exactly a year apart. 

I do use normal food colouring because Maggie doesn’t eat the ‘paint’ now, but you can buy natural colourings in most good health food shops if you are concerned about artificial colours. Just add it to some plain greek yoghurt, and you are good to go.

What are your play tips for this time of year?  

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