Coloring Easter eggs is one tradition that I’ve always enjoyed either as a child myself or with my nieces and nephews, and it’s a tradition I very much looked forward to participating in with my own child. And at last that time has come!!
I’m somewhat cautious with Garrett when it comes to exposure to chemicals and I also wanted him to be actively involved in coloring his Easter eggs, so I opted for homemade paint for our first Easter egg experience.
I found a recipe online for homemade finger paint, which sounded like a great idea for baby’s first egg painting.
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 3 tbsp sugar
* 1/2 cup of cornstarch
* 2 cups of water
Combine in a saucepan and heat until the mixture thickens.
This clear goop will be your paint base. Scoop into containers and add food coloring as you see fit.
Makes enough paint base for 3 full baby food jars (4 oz) or 6 half full jars if you want more colors.
I held Garrett in my lap and let him go crazy. He enjoyed grabbing the jars, sticking his fingers into them, and rubbing the paint onto the eggs. They don’t look the prettiest, but he’s 8 months old… what do you expect?