Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads! In celebration, my daughter and I did some sensory play tonight that resulted in a craft for her daddy to show him just how much we love him.
(Craft is to the left with the wording “From the tips of my fingers down to my toes… that’s how “berry” glad you are my dad!”)
Regardless of age, I think doing things as naturally and non-toxic as possible is extremely important, but especially so for the infants in our lives. Therefore, my 8 month old made her first finger paint gift today with some …blueberries! That’s right. We started using berries for finger paints to make a non-toxic craft supply.
What do you need to do this?
- Any type of berry (choose your color)
- a little flour for thickness
- a bit of warm water for consistency.
- Mix it all up and you’re done! (blend if you want, but not necessary. In fact, you’ll still have clumps even blending and I don’t want to wash my blender pitcher.)
Some tips and suggestions…
- use a hair dryer to help it set after your painting or hand and foot prints are done.
- ALWAYS USE CARD STOCK!
- Once it’s dry, take a razor blade or sharp edge to remove the excess flour and berry chunks.
This was a fun sensory activity for my little girl and dad got a great gift out of it.
Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!