So with our very hungry caterpillar themed party, I really wanted a simple activity that both one year olds and three year olds could do. So we went for butterfly edible painting, using angel delight. Safe for babies in case they eat it and hopefully still fun for the older ones. Thanks Anna for another great idea Homemade edible finger paint.
I mixed up the angel delight as per the packet we used vanilla and strawberry flavour and I added a little food colouring as I was worried the paint would be too pale once painted. Although in retrospect I'm not sure it needed extra colour in it, particularly given that Shoeshine and her little friend much preferred eating it to painting with the mixture. Am thinking next time I should use a cornflour based edible paint, a little less tasty might be a good thing! I also drew out some butterfly shapes on A3 pieces of paper.
Little chick getting stuck into painting straight away and Shoeshine a little tentative.
Shoeshine starting to explore...
Shoeshine deciding this paint is definitely for eating!
The beautiful butterflies.
This was a fairly simple quick activity, my girls had fun and I hope their little friends enjoyed it too.
Then there was just time for a bit of hungry caterpillar picnic.
"On Friday he ate through 5 oranges, but he was still hungry."
"On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon."
Finally what better way to round off your first birthday party than with a rendition of happy birthday by your little friends and your big sis there to help you blow out those birthday cake candles.
Happy 1st Birthday Shoeshine!