I know, it does seem contrary. But we've always allowed little rainbow to make her own food choices, and as an almost three year old, I can tell you it has payed off.
If she's hungry, she tells us what she wants. If it's mealtime, we serve whatever we are having, and she eats what she wants, (and this girl EATS). So, today while I was cooking her some corn and prepping dinner, she was finger painting, I handed her a piece of corn cobb to play with and this is what she did with it.
I of course then began handing her other veggies and letting her have a blast.
The mushroom was definitely her favorite, and the carrot she used like a pencil or to roll. I love the prints that resulted and would love to do something like a piece of paper pizza, print on tee shirts or cards for friends. They're fun and pretty, too.
It doesn't hurt that it kept her busy for a full thirty minutes while I prepped dinner, either :)
What veggies would your kids enjoy painting with? What other funny things make good art supplies?
*no vegetables were harmed in the making of this blog post. **by harmed I mean we didn't eat them after they were covered in paint.