Toddler Pudding Finger Paint - Guest Post from Homespun With Love

Today I am delighted to have Kristin from Homespun With Love guest posting. If you like budget friendly recipes, craft and decorating ideas, and all around great tips, you are going to want to pay her a visit. Today she is sharing a fun activity for making some colorful Toddler Pudding Finger Paint. This is a terrific sensory experience for little ones and you won't even mind if they get some paint in their mouth!

This has been on our, "to get to" list for a little while, and when Vicky asked if we would like to do a guest post on her wonderful blog, after we regained our composure, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to mark this one off our list!

Not only did this activity turn out to be a great toddler learning through play experience, it also made for keeping little hands busy indoors since it was a cold rainy day outdoors!

To make Toddler Pudding Finger Paint you will need: Vanilla instant pudding. Food coloring. Muffin tin. Finger paint paper {the smooth glossy type}. An old sheet. Optional: Paint brushes and craft sticks, or other interesting items.

Mix up your pudding according to the package directions.

Next, fill your muffin tin cavities 1/2 full with pudding. Add food coloring and mix well. We found that some of the colors did not stay true due to the fact the pudding is a little yellow. It just made the colors more interesting.

Either use the pudding once it is mixed with the food coloring, or cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Now on to the busy little artists!

Please don't forget to put down your old sheet for the children and to keep your floor or carpet clean.

Away they go mixing and watching the colors change.  Time to get a feel of the paint on little fingers.

Although this was intended as "finger paint", paint brushes and craft sticks were a bigger hit than using their fingers.

                       Just wondering what color to use next.

Wow, do you think one of these colors might be Pantone's color of the year next year?!

                Thinking about how to apply the paint on the paper.

       The stick makes the paint make interesting designs on the paper.


                   Learning how to move a paint brush supper fast!

     "Hey Patrick. Would you like to taste the pudding finger paint now?!"

                "Yes that's right, the stuff on your hand is pudding!"

                                           "Okay, ready!"


           And that was the end for Patrick tasting the pudding finger paint.

If you have toddlers and need a activity for either indoors or outdoors to keep them learning through play, give toddler pudding finger paint a try. Be inspired, get creative!

Thank you Vicky for having us on Mess For Less!!!

Thank you Kristin! I love this idea for the finger paint. For one, it is much cheaper to make this than buy finger paint, and it is perfect for little ones who love to put everything in their mouths.  Here are some of my favorite posts from Homespun With Love. Be sure to visit and say hi to Kristin!

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  1. Thank you Vicky for having us on Mess For Less!

    Homespun With Love.

  2. Very funny and creative!

    Congratulations ;D

  3. That looks so fun! I'm so slow about getting my youngest to paint because he eats everything - this solves that problem!

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  5. im wondering if this stains the kids clothes.