I planned an entire day of fun for J’s first birthday. We live far from all family and knew that we wouldn’t have a big party for J, but I still wanted it to be special. Whip Cream painting is one of the activities that he did that day. I made some homemade whip cream, tried coloring it with blueberries and rasberries (I forgot to buy food coloring!) which worked… a little. I stripped J down to his diaper, sat him in his highchair and put a spoonful of each color on his tray. He was a little confused at first (this was one of the first times he was in the highchair aside from mealtime) and just slowly tested the waters with one finger. Eventually he was had the whole tray covered, as well as his belly and his hair; he liked to fill his hand with it and then make it squish out by making a fist. Of course he tasted it too, which in this case was perfectly ok. It’s basically a texture activity for him, a chance for him to experiment and explore something new.
My little guy does not normally like getting dirty, so it’s good for him to experience it every now and then!
Age: 12 months
Try Again? I haven’t repeated this same activity again, though he would’ve enjoyed it I’m sure. I have done other texture painting activities since this.