On this particular day, we brought Charlie's new art table into the kitchen, covered it with butcher paper, and made him some homemade paints. I wanted something that was quick and easy to make AND just as quick and easy to clean up. With just three ingredients in my kitchen (that I promise you already have lying around), I was able to quickly whip up some awesome Charlie paints!
Recipe for Quick and Easy Toddler Paint
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- food coloring
Yes, that's really all you need! Mix together the flour and water until there are no lumps in the mix. Then portion the "paint" into individual cups (we found that a muffin tin worked best) and add drops of food coloring for desired colors to each portion. Mix well and have fun!
Charlie had a great deal of fun painting lovely pictures on his paper.... we discovered that yellow may be his favorite color! Of course, like I said earlier, we're in a big "bored" phase, so painting nice pictures on paper eventually turned into painting ourselves....
.... and we finally moved the party into the shower (like I said: easy cleanup!!)...
All in all, Charlie stayed occupied for about an hour. Any other suggestions for fun indoor playtime??