I felt that my little guy needed a creative outlet, a means of expression beyond screaming and poopy diapers. I got the idea from Be Prepared (It's a book for new daddy's but the ideas are SO much better than any girly babybook) and made him finger paints out of babyfood.
I make all of his food at home already so it was mostly a matter of thawing a couple portions from the freezer.
The red is tomato, the green broccoli, the orange carrot, and the blue and yellow are cauliflower with food coloring.
He was a little confused at first.
But he got into it.
And had a lot of fun by the end.
Here's the recipe if anyone is interested:
1. Boil veggies/fruit until fork tender (you can skip this part if you are working with something already soft like bananas or melon)
2. Put the cooked food into a blender or food-processor with a little bit of the cooking water and blend. If it isn't blending well, try adding more water.
3. Server or pore into ice cube trays for later. Each ice cube = 1 oz.