Next >︎
To Top

Safe Fingerpaints for Babies

For easy, safe fingerpaints, use whipped topping tinted with drink mix. They're safe even for babies to use (my son did this when he was in daycare and he wasn't 1 yet), but still messy enough to be appealing to small children.


Use construction paper or other heavier weight paper. A nice winter variation is to use plain whipped topping and dark blue paper. For Valentine's Day, use plain whipped topping and pink or red paper or tint the whipped topping with a red flavor and use white paper. For St. Patrick's Day, use lime drink mix.

By Camilla

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 2, 20050 found this helpful

I'm concerned about the additives in the whipped topping. This is a very small body, and, imho the fewer chemicals that go in early the about yoghurt, which would give some nutrition as well? Babies do like sweetness, but the kool-aid or (hopefully a health-store alternative) would provide it.


I am not a "health nut" but have known two people whose systems overloaded on the chemicals that they had put in their bodies over the years...actually, maybe it has turned me into a "health-nut" (enter smilie).

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 12, 20120 found this helpful

Pudding, even baby food would work. Strained beets for red, anyone?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Next >︎
Crafts Crafts For KidsFebruary 2, 2005
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Valentine's Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2018/01/08 18:26:08 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!