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disposableactor
« on: April 13, 2008 05:02:05 PM »

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.
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clrowi
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008 05:17:13 PM »

Fantastically cool!!

You could skip that whole "food colouring" thing by cooking the cauliflower with onion skin for yellow or purple, and adding blueberries for blue/purple too!

I always let my little one "play" if she so chose, but definitely didn't think of making her a painting "palette" of cool food!!

Yep, it's fantastic.
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disposableactor
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008 05:19:55 PM »

Thanks for the onion skin/blueberry tip.  I was a little bummed that I couldn't think of a better way to color.
My sister in law said that this looked like the scene in Hook where all the lost boys are eating "imaginary" food.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008 05:44:35 PM »

What a great idea.  Now I wish my son would still eat baby food.  If I gave him smooshed up food now (even pretty colored food) he would just scream at me.  He's at the "I will eat with my own fork, thank you" stage Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008 09:14:41 PM »

This makes my day!! I can't wait to have babies to try that out!!!  This totally rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008 12:27:55 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008 03:19:54 AM »

that is so cute, and such a cool idea! Also, bravo to you for making your own baby food, I bet it saves you loads of money! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008 05:16:43 AM »

wow i love that you did this!! How old is he?
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008 07:35:20 AM »

I am so laughing.  I didn't expect this by the post name.  This is great!!!!  Your little one looks so enthusiastic about his meal too!!!
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disposableactor
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008 12:50:48 PM »

that is so cute, and such a cool idea! Also, bravo to you for making your own baby food, I bet it saves you loads of money! Cheesy

It totally does!  And it smells tastier too!  Wink

wow i love that you did this!! How old is he?

Iggy is seven months.
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