Finger Painting with Baby Food While Creating Memories


You can paint with babies! Painting with baby food is a great way to introduce painting to babies!

Painting with baby food - great sensory for babies!

When George was little, we did a little sensory play with baby food, and he also made tape resist letters with edible finger paint that I made.

All very special memories I have of him as a baby… It’s the season that I start to think about this kind of stuff, with the holidays, there are lots of traditions, happiness, and memories being made. But am I creating memories?

I often worry that I’m missing out, that we should be doing more together as a family, doing more outings, having more adventures, creating special traditions that just our family does year after year. But life seems to just fly by and we don’t do nearly everything that I think we should.

Then, I stop and realize that we are creating moments like these every day when we do our activities. That’s what our special thing is that we do together. Activities.

Just because it’s not a special thing we do at a special time of year, doesn’t mean we’re not creating traditions or memories.

Hallmark, our sponsor, is reminding me, that these are exactly the kind of memories that will be remembered. Hallmark is about life, not just about the milestones as we pass them, but the life between the milestones and even the holidays.

So, I continued on creating memories with our activities and whipped out some baby food to paint with!

George and Louis both had fun painting with baby food and their cars!

Painting with baby food and cars

I taped some butcher paper to my table. I taped all around it to make sure it stayed in place, but also because they were using cars, they could drive off the edge of the paper without ripping it.

I used two tubs of baby food, one that’s orange and one that’s purple. Dumped them in a pan and handed it to the kids!

Baby food is wonderful for sensory, and completely safe for babies (obviously, babies eat it).

Edible finger paint - baby food!

They may just have an early lunch!

Edible finger paint for babies - baby food!

Yum mom!

Painting with trucks and baby food

Louis didn’t paint so much, as try to grab and drive the cars with his slimy, baby food covered, hands.

George made tracks all over his paper.

Painting with baby food and trucks

And then he wiped them all off too (which surprisingly worked really well with just a wet rag) and made new tracks over and over again.

Another memory created.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hallmark. The opinions and text are all mine.

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