Baby Valentines

This was our first craft! Which is surprising considering how much I love them. Nixon can expect many many more in his future :) 
Valentine's Day is such a sweet holiday. Not only is it Nixon's first, but mine and Anthony's first one as a married couple as well! I have 2 cutie Valentines for life xxoo

I actually was inspired by Lauren Conrad's post last week. Her baby made Valentines cards using eco-friendly finger paint you can get here. I'll definitely be purchasing some of this, but as V-DAY is only a few days away, I decided to just make my own baby-friendly paint. 

It's E A S Y. 2 ingredients. 
Plain Organic Yogurt + Natural Food Coloring + Baby (clothes optional)

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I separated the different colored "paints" in little mason chairs, but obviously didn't hand one to Nixon to go to town on. It would have landed on the floor in 2 seconds! He has a suction cup bowl (I would highly recommend getting a few) and I stuck it on his highchair with a spoon full of one of the colors.

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He was more interested in the pieces of paper than the actual paint. At this point, he's mainly concerned with getting anything and everything in his mouth. I dipped his hand in the paint and kinda showed him what to do. It was a pretty entertaining for about 10 minutes! Then he was over it. BUT, I got some pretty cute cards as a result. The "paint" dries fast and is easy to write on. Since it's yogurt based I'm not really sure if that makes a difference on how long they'll last? Like will they start to smell bad? Guess I'll find out ha

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I cleaned up him and the highchair (best highchair ever from IKEA, here) with 2 wipes. That's it! I added words/phrases to a few of them - but they're actually pretty just plain too.We will definitely be repeating this activity again... easy, fun + good sensory practice for babies!

Ashton Noto