Kids and finger paint, it's a winning combination!
Make your favorite vanilla pudding - whether it is from scratch or from a box. Scoop equal amounts into three small bowls. Using regular ol' food coloring, color one bowl yellow, one bowl red and one bowl blue. (If you give the kids primary colors only, they learn to mix the other colors on their own. Mixing colors takes a little time, so the finger paint will hold their attention a little longer.)
Give each child a piece of wax paper. They really won't need very much finger paint. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of each color onto the side of the wax paper. It will look sort of like an artist's palette. They can finger paint and lick their fingers all they want. Once they are finished, toss the waxed paper. Any leftovers can be used to decorate graham crackers and eaten at snack time.
How does your family play with their food? New ideas are always welcomed in our stone cottage!