Sensory Activities: Edible Straw Painting for Toddlers ~ Yum!

Edible Painting with Straws is Fun, Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Toddlers love to play with straws. One of the first milestones is learning to drink out of a straw. Blowing through a straw if also a fun, sensory experience for toddlers. This activity uses both. It is fun to watch them practice. Grab a cottonball to teach them to blow through the straw and then mix up some edible paint to make these cool, colorful blot pictures.

Edible Painting with Straws is Fun, Sensory Activity for Toddlers
Our paint isn't just edible; it is yummy too!
Yummy edible milk paint recipe
Neon food color, maple syrup, milk, and cornstarch. Mix in three equal parts syrup, milk, and starch. Add one or two drops of color.
Little ones learn to blow thru the straw vs. sucking ~ not as easy as it seems.
It makes great finger-paint too.

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Crafty Kids: Fun Projects for You and Your Toddler
Lora Langston
Lora Langston

Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.

7 comments:

  1. How fun!! We may have to try that. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!

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  2. Looks like tasty fun! We have made edible body/bath tub paint and my son loved it!

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  3. I love this idea. Have you thought of doing it onto rice paper so the whole project is edible? I can envisage this activity leading to my son trying to stuff his face with regular paint and being confused by why it just tastes icky! Thanks for linking to Kids Co-op

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  4. Fun! I can't wait to try this with my kiddos! I'm also going to send a link to one of my supervisees ... she was JUST asking for suggestions for activities for kids that put everything in their mouths!!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with the Weekly Kid's Co-op. I'm Pauline and I blog over at http://lessonslearntjournal.com. May I please feature this (with a picture from your post) as part of my roundup of this week's linky party? I would also love to pin a picture from your post onto our very popular Weekly Kids' Co-op interest board :). Hope to hear from you soon.

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  6. Blowing bubbles would be a terrific sensory projects for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder as well as Autism. Will you share your sensory idea?

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