Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13}

I did a little brainstorming session to come up with a list of fun new activities for my ten month old and decided to share them with you over the next month in a series called 20 Days of Playing With Baby.  None of these ideas are Earth shattering, supper cool, never been done before activities but maybe you haven’t tried them before or maybe they will help spark a fun new activity of your own.

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Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

I figured Henry would think finger painting would be lots of fun but since he puts everything in his mouth I knew I shouldn’t bring out the real paint.  I was thinking along the lines of food as paint when it hit me.  Why not incorporate some fun smells!

For this activity I used:

  • Yogurt
  • Assortment of fruity flavored powdered drink mixes (Kool-Aid)
  • Drop cloth

To whip up these baby friendly finger paints I added powdered drink mixes to yogurt.  In the picture below you’ll see a green package……that was actually red powder.  Hopefully you won’t be in as much of a hurry as I was when I picked out the drink mixes. 🙂  You could just get the primary colors and mixes the secondary colors but I wanted to have lots of different smells.  Oh, and let me tell you, these smell amazing!Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

At first he painted his toes.Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

And he was so excited he just had to tell me all about it.Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

Then he dripped the paint on his leg and the floor.Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

Of course he had to taste the finger paint.  I personally thought it was very sour but that didn’t seem to stop Henry.Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

When we were done painting he went straight into the bathtub.Sweet Smelling Finger Paint {Playing With Baby, Day 13} - finddailyjoy.com

In case you missed it, you can check out the previous days here:  Rice Sensory Bin {Day 1}    Easy Puzzle {Day 2}    Kitchen Crinkle {Day 3}    Car Ramp {Day 4}    Cotton Ball Squish {Day 5}    Water Sensory Bin {Day6}    Obstacle Course {Day 7}    Pom Pom Drop {Day 8}    Exploring Sticky {Day 9}    Cloud Dough {Day 10}    Digging In Jello {Day 11}    Basket Of Balls {Day 12}

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This activity is great for developing your child’s: fine motor skills, sense of touch, sense of smell, sense of taste and curiosity.

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