Friday, February 03, 2012

a little messy...

i had one more thing that i wanted to do with davis before the weekend was over. i had read before about using vanilla pudding as finger paint, and adding a drop of food coloring to it to create fun, edible colors. we had a box of pudding in the pantry and some leftover food coloring from an activity i had done with clients while i was still doing child therapy. so sunday night, before dinner and bedtime, i decided to give it a shot!

he wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first....
but eventually  he got into it and was smearing the colors all around his tray!
he started to get fussy, though, since it was right before dinner, so i cut up some fruit and added it to the tray in case he was hungry. grapes and strawberries taste good with vanilla pudding!

he was quickly done. seriously, this probably only lasted about 10 or 15 minutes, tops. i guess i hoped he would enjoy the texture and "getting messy" aspect of it more, but i think he was cold and hungry and just a bad time of day to do it. and maybe my expectation of his attention span was a little much, too?
at any rate, it was fun while it lasted! we whisked him away to the bath since he was pretty sticky and hosed down the tray for an easy clean up. good times!

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