Creativity means having the ability to express yourself in your own way. Children are naturally creative. Babies and toddlers need opportunities to use their senses to explore and create. The process of art for young children is more important than the finished product; little ones simply enjoy the pleasure of creating and exploring new art materials. Squishing fingerpaint in the hands, scribbling with crayons, or tearing paper is very satisfying for babies and toddlers.
As you are introducing your youngster to art, he or she is developing fine motor skills and eye/hand coordination. So, help your child learn about colors and materials, and enjoy being creative together with these homemade recipes. As you make these art supplies from food products, they are considered non-toxic for your baby's use; however, with some recipes it's best to discourage eating the material. Even though they are not dangerous, tummy aches could arise.