I love doing developmental activities and art projects with my son, but by the time I set everything up and get ready to make a masterpiece, he’s already lost interest. At 20 months old, I know I sometimes try to rush things by trying to do crafts he may not be ready for quite yet, but I found an easy Halloween craft activity that’s both mommy and toddler approved. It’s pumpkin paint, and it’s so easy!
Three ingredients. That’s it. All you need is food coloring, yogurt and pumpkin pie spice.
Now, I originally found a recipe that called for adding pumpkin pie spice to orange paint, but my kid eats paint, so I opted to make my own out of edible ingredients.
Simply take plain or vanilla yogurt, add yellow and red food coloring and a generous amount of pumpkin pie spice until your paint is scented.
Next, turn your little pumpkin loose to paint the town orange.
Yep, it’s edible.
We made paper plates and card stock into deliciously scented pumpkins.
This recipe is fun for toddlers who can hold a paint brush, but is also great for babies to use as a finger paint. I wish we would have thought of this last Halloween.
I love that the paint is scented, because it gave us the chance to talk about smells, in addition to colors and tastes! It was also easier to clean up than your average art store paint.